Maryland Crews Respond to Overturned Tractor Trailer

Fairplay, MD - Emergency crews from Fairplay Fire were dispatched out on May 26th for a vehicle accident on State Route 65 at Bakersville Road.

Fairplay was dispatched out at 12:40 pm for an accident with several commercial vehicles reported to be involved along with Boonsboro Rescue Squad 69, Washington County Special Operations 20 and Sharpsburg EMS.

Crews arrived to find a tractor trailer overturned with its load of construction supplies spilled all over the road.

Chief Leonard Heller of Fairplay Fire arrived on the scene and assumed command. Crews were faced with a large hydraulic fluid spill mixed with diesel fuel. They completely blocked both lanes of Route 65, not allowing any traffic through.

After further evaluation of the scene, Boonsboro EMS was requested, with an Ambulance, to access the scene from the north so they could make a transport.

Sharpsburg EMS packaged the patient and turned care over to Boonsboro upon their arrival.

Boonsboro then transported the patient to Washington County Trauma Center priority two from the scene.

State Route 65 was shut down for over four hours while crews worked to contain the spill and wrecker crews worked to upright the truck.

Command reported the truck to be up righted around 4:20 pm.

Fairplay crews remained on the scene for a short period once the truck was up righted.

Command was terminated at 4:53 pm, at which time the scene was turned over to Maryland State police and Fairplay Company 12 units began to clear.

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