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Sept 14, 2004

Bradford County PA multi-vehicle wreck
Story and photo submitted by Todd Pruitt, Assistant Chief, Greater Valley EMS.

On 09/14/04 at 1157 hours, Bradford County EOC alerted Department 24 (Athens Township FD) along with Greater Valley EMS & Rescue for a reported multiple vehicle accident on Route 220 just south of McAfee Rd. initially with unknown injuries or entrapment. Second report from Bradford County advised of 3 vehicles one being a tractor trailer. 
Upon arrival of Athens 3 (S. Roupp, Athens Borough FD Assistant Chief) the report was, 3 vehicles involved, 1 being a flat bed tow truck, One tractor trailer leaking large amounts of diesel fuel and 1 Dodge Caravan on fire with one patient ejected.  Upon arrival of Valley-2 (T.Pruitt, Greater Valley Assistant Chief) incoming EMS and Res7cue units were advised of "No entrapment," 1 Class "5" DOA, 1 Class "2" to transport and 3 refusals.

Res7cue was requested to continue in to possibly use air bags to slow the leak of the saddle tanks of the tractor trailer holding approximately 120 gallons of diesel fuel.  Route 220 was shut down for approximately 6 hours for clean up and police reconstruction.  1 patient was transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre with minor injuries.

Units on scene- Athens-1,3, Township-3, Valley-1,2,6, 24 Engine, 24 Squad, 24 Tanker, Valley MICU 32, 36 and Ambulance 34. Valley Rescue-7, Athens Township PD, PSP, Penn DOT, Department of Environmental Protection, Bradford County Coroners Office, Salvation Army. 
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