September 17, 2020
Approximate time: 1348
Weather Conditions: Clear
Contacted to respond to Route 222 and Penn Grant Road in West Lampeter Township for an accident involving a
tractor trailer that was blocking the roadway with fluids spilled on the roadway. We were advised that it was a tractor
pulling an empty live haul chicken trailer.
Based upon the information we were given, we dispatched one of our heavy duty wreckers, a truck tractor to repower
the trailer and contacted Null’s Recovery & Site Restoration to respond to the scene for the spill control and clean-up.
Upon arrival, a Freightliner tractor pulling a step deck live haul chicken trailer were found to have been travelling
southbound on Route 222 attempting to make the right turn onto Penn Grant Road west when it was involved in a
collision with a SUV. The SUV was overturned and Fire-Rescue Personnel had to extricate the vehicle occupants of the
vehicle. The Freightliner had significant damage to the passenger side. The front axle was knocked loose and pushed
into the oil pan causing all of the engine oil to leak from the vehicle. The fluids ran down the shoulder of the roadway
towards a field, however the fluids were stopped prior to entering the field. The fire department had spread some
absorbents on the spill.
NR&SR immediately went to work further containing and cleaning up the spill.
The heavy duty wrecker hooked to the front of the tractor. The driveline was disconnected prior to the unit being moved
to prevent any transmission damage. The truck and trailer were separated. Air was supplied to the tractor’s air system.
Wireless towlights and secondary attachments were installed. Our tractor then hooked to the trailer and moved it from
the immediate area.
Our team then worked with NR&SR to clean up the spill and vehicle parts from the accident scene. Once the scene was
cleaned up and the fluids removed, our equipment cleared the scene. The damaged truck and trailer were transported
to Null’s of Cochranville where they were placed in our secure storage yard.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE LAMPETER AND WILLOW STREET FIRE
COMPANIES FOR THEIR HELP CLEARING THIS INCIDENT!