At 6:05 am on April 15, 2005, Camden County Radio dispatched Car 1601, Engine Company 1613, Squad 1647, and Medic 43, to Route 130 southbound in the area of the Dunkin Donuts for a commercial motor vehicle accident.
Dispatch reports a single tractor trailor versus multiple light poles with the occupant lying in the roadway, possibly ejected.
Upon the arrival of the Engine and Squad, a single male was found lying in the northbound lanes of Route 130. The patient had self-extricated himself from his vehicle and was not ejected.
No hazardous material placards were noted on the trailer and investigation of the load manifest revealed the trailer was carrying cigarettes and pharmacueticals for a local store.
Two light poles were sheered from their bases with fluid leaking from one transformer.
The passenger side fuel saddle tank was ripped of the truck at the first pole, fuel was spilled for approximately 300 feet of the roadway. Fuel from the remaining attached saddle tank was leaking at the final resting spot of the tractor trailer, the leak was secured and diked off by the Engine Company.
A special call was made to State Highway for a sand truck and an urgent response was requested from PSE&G.
Notification was made to the Collingswood Office of Emergency Management and traffic was controlled north of the scene by the Camden County Fire Police.
The crash is currently under investigation by the Collingswood Police Department and the Detective Division.
The roadway was expected to be closed for approximately 4-6 hours due to the extensive work that is needed to be done.