Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Wed. May 25, 2016 On the scene of a single vehicle tractor and trailer accident on Rte. 31 west of Westminster
Wed. May 25, 2016 - On the scene of a single vehicle tractor and trailer accident on Rte. 31 west of Westminster half-way between Windsor Drive and Tahoma Farm Road.
The first call came in for [Sta 3 Fire] at 01:02 am CT: VC RESCUE RT 31 / WINDSOR DR BOX: 0323 DUE: X37 E31 RS6. Units from the New Windsor, and Westminster Vol. Fire Departments, Maryland State Police, MDE, SHA, and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded.
Upon arrival Westminster first responders discovered a single vehicle truck accident. A cement hauler was northbound when it left the road for unknown reasons. Although the driver walked-away from the accident and only sustained non-life threatening injuries, the driver was transported to Carroll Hospital for treatment and observation.
Firefighters remained on the scene until approximately 2:20 am. However heavy-wreckers remained several more hours removing the tractor and trailer from the scene of the accident. Rte. 31 remained closed for almost 4 hours.
The only reported injury was to the driver. There were no reports of any injuries among the first responders.
The accident remains under investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
Kevin E. Dayhoff, Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. PIO AND Chaplain.
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