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Vehicle off the roadway on Gap Newport Pike.


May 8, 2021
Approximate time: 1616
Weather Conditions: Rain

Requested to respond to Route 41 between Guernsey Road and Walter Road for a Hyundai Kona that was involved in an accident. The vehicle was over top of the guard rail, and wedged between the embankments of a water drainage ditch. The vehicle appeared to have very minor damage. There were no visible motor vehicle fluids leaking from the vehicle. It was determined that in order to prevent any further damages from occurring to the vehicle and to prevent the release of any motor vehicle fluids, which would create a negative environmental impact, that the vehicle would need to be lifted straight up and set onto the roadway.

One of our long reach sliding rotator recovery units were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, the rotator was set up on a work platform. A spreader bar was rigged to the main boom winch lines. Rigging was connected to the vehicles wheels and then to the spreader bar. The rotator lifted the vehicle straight up out of the ditch and set it directly onto the bed of one of our awaiting rollbacks.

Once the vehicle was secured to the bed of the rollback, the rigging was removed, inspected, and returned to it’s respective location.

The vehicle parts and debris were picked up from the scene. The rotator was returned to travel position. The vehicle was transported from the accident scene to Null’s of Cochranville where it was placed in our secure storage yard.

A huge thank you to the West Grove Volunteers for their help with traffic control and scene safety, as always, it is greatly appreciated!