Uneven Load Topples Stake Bed Truck

Thursday, January 17, 2008 |

On Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 5:56 PM, 2 Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, 1 LAFD Rescue Ambulance, 1 Heavy Rescue, 1 Urban Search and Rescue Unit, 1 Battalion Chief Officer Command Team, Dozer Tender 2, Transport 2, Loader 2, Street Maintenance, DOT and LAPD, all under the direction of Battalion Chief Mark Stormes responded to a Traffic accident at 8545 W. Walnut Dr. in the Hollywood area.

Fire Department resources responded to reports of a traffic accident involving a stake bed truck. While trying to maneuver a right turn, the load in the truck, one of three loaded with approximately 5,000 to 8,000 pounds of large cuttings from eucalyptus trees, shifted. The turning maneuver caused the contents to shift, flipping the vehicle on its side and spilling the load of large logs onto the roadway.

With the aid of specialized units such as Heavy Rescue 56, Urban Search and Rescue 88 and Tractor Unit 2, the units were able to assist the on scene companies with offloading the logs, so the vehicle could be safely righted. All safety precautions were utilized in downgrading the incident to a static condition. The Driver of the truck experienced a small hematoma to the head and was treated and released at the scene. DOT was requested to divert traffic away for the duration of the incident.

Submitted by d'Lisa Davies
Los Angeles Fire Department

2 comments:

Tru said...

Pacific Palisades (not Heights), in the Highlands.

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