Well Drilling Rig Rolls Over on Route 2 in Connecticut

On July 7th, 2005, Colchester Emergency Communications (KX) and Willimantic Switchboard (WW), both regional 9-1-1 dispatch centers, started receiving reports of a rolled over truck on Route 2, at the Colchester / Lebanon town line.


LEBANON, CT - On July 7th, 2005, Colchester Emergency Communications (KX) and Willimantic Switchboard (WW), both regional 9-1-1 dispatch centers, started receiving reports of a rolled over truck on Route 2, at the Colchester / Lebanon town line. Reports indicated a large truck on it's roof or side, and the driver still inside the vehicle.

Due to the location of the incident, a dual response from both the Colchester Hayward Fire Department, and the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Departments was started. The incident eventually was in the Town of Lebanon, CT.

First arriving units found a well drilling truck on it's side, in the center median, with the driver conscious, but seriously entrapped.

Additional resources including LifeStar, AASI Paramedics, Bozrah Fire Department, and a Heavy Duty Wrecker from North East Automotive Services were called into the scene.

Thirty nine minutes after dispatch, the patient was extricated, and eventually transported by LifeStar to Backus Hospital in Norwich.

Route 2, a popular route to area Casinos was closed for almost an hour, and then opened with only 1 lane of traffic into the early evening hours.