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Unusual Accident in Highland Township - Route 10 and Gum Tree Road
Saturday, December 14, 2013

At 1603 hours, the Cochranville Fire Company along with an ambulance from the Keystone Valley Fire Department was dispatched to Route 10 and Gum Tree Road in Highland Township for an auto accident. Units were already on the street for the Santa Visitation. Engines 1 and 2 along with the Rescue and the Utility all responded immediately after dispatch. The QRS was returning from a previous called and arrived to find an SUV that had struck a guide wire and came to rest with the vehicle on the guide wire with the front end facing up in the air. The QRS reported that all occupants were out. Units arrived and handled scene safety and traffic control After an assessment of the situation, Ambulance 8 was recalled and PECO was notified that they would be needed on scene prior to the vehicle being removed. At this point, all units with the exception of the Rescue were released from the scene. Null's Towing arrived on-scene and staged with the rescue awaiting PECO's arrival. Once PECO arrived the power was de-energized, the vehicle was then able to be removed. The roadway was reopened and the rescue cleared the scene.

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