|September 8, 2018
Approximate time: 0843
Weather Conditions: Rain
Contacted by Chester County Fire Board and the Pennsylvania State Police requesting us to respond to Route 10 and Old
Race Track Road in Highland Township for a tractor trailer that was jack knifed with a fuel spill. We were advised that Null's
Recovery & Site Restoration was also being dispatched for the fuel spill.
Based upon the information we were given, we immediately dispatched two of our heavy duty wreckers to the scene.
Upon arrival, NR&SR was working to contain the spill and pump the remaining fuel from the Freightliner tractor that was pulling
an empty van trailer. The tractor had suffered major damage after jack-knifing, striking the guard rail, and the embankment.
There was a large amount of fuel on the roadway. We worked to assist NR&SR with spreading absorbents in the area in
which we needed to work to recover the tractor trailer.
One of the heavy duty wreckers was used to winch the front of the tractor sideways away from the embankment so that it
could be pulled out from under the trailer. The heavy duty wrecker then hooked to the front of the tractor and towed it out
from under the trailer. The second heavy duty wrecker then hooked to the rear of the severely damaged tractor and moved it
out of the immediate area so that the trailer could be removed. The initial heavy duty wrecker then hooked to the trailer and
moved it out of the area where the spill was. The truck and trailer were both made ready to be towed from the scene. Our
personnel further assisted NR&SR with cleaning up the fuel spill and truck parts from the accident scene.
The damaged truck and trailer were then towed from the accident scene to Null's of Cochranville where they were placed in
our secure storage yard for a pending DOT inspection.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE KEYSTONE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT
FOR THEIR HELP ONSCENE AND WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL.
AS ALWAYS IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!