1. #1
    MembersZone Subscriber
    rmoore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Plano, Texas

    Default My Favorite . . . Rollover

    A Posting from Forum Moderator Ron Moore

    In my memory bank of the crashes I've responded to over the years, there are always those runs that were different than the others, unique from all the rest, the ones you'll never forget. I'll never forget my first extrication, my best rescue, the time I got hurt, the guy I spent so much time getting freed but then he died, my first crispy critter, and on and on.

    A related thread is discussing rollover crashes so I thought I'd share my favorite rollover story. I still smile when I think of this particular run. It's 06:55hrs and you're responding to an intersection for a reported crash. What made this my favorite rollover ever is the location we wound up at. While enroute, word comes that the crash is at the nearby McDonalds restaurant. To the surprise of responders, not only was the crash AT McDonalds, the rollover was IN the drive-thru.

    Turns out, the driver was an employee who pulled in on the east side of the building and needed to park on the west side. In his rush to pull to the other side, he decided to cut through the drive-thru. Driving too fast, he bounced off a curb, smashed into a corner of the building, spun around and rolled onto the passenger's side.

    The photo I took of the crash caught one of the employees inside looking out as if they're ready to take a customer's order. Just one of those calls you never forget.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Ron Moore, Forum Moderator

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    911WACKER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Waverly, NY


    Would you like fry's with that!!
    Firefighter/NREMT-P/Public Safety Diver
    May we ride into the darkness only to return as safe as we started!!

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    RyanEMVFD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Why? It's not like you're going to visit me! But I'm near Waco, Texas


    "Sir, I understand you are in a rush, but we don't open for another 5 minutes!"
    NREMT-P\ Reserve Volunteer Firefighter\Reserve Police Officer
    IACOJ Attack

    Experts built the Titanic, amateurs built the Ark.

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    fftrainer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 1999
    Northern, NJ


    My question is, "What did the 911 call sound like?" Let's hope the Drive Through attendant didn't make the call because lord knows we can't understand them...

    If the drive through attendant did make the call, my guess is the call must have sounded like something taken out of a "Peanuts" episode when the teacher calls on the phone........

  5. #5
    MembersZone Subscriber
    MalahatTwo7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Loco madidus effercio in rutilus effercio.


    Yep, I agree with FFTrainer: I would love to hear the dispatch recording trying to page out this call! I hope you guys got a free coffee out of it at least.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Rescue Eighteen's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002


    That's definitely an interesting one... I wonder what the drive through guy was thinking as the vehicle rolled on in... Try explaining that one to your friends!

  7. #7
    lutan1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    I come from The Land Down Under!

    Talking hehehehehehe!

    Things that make you go mmmmmm.....

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register