11-18-18 Traffic Accident



On the morning of November the 18th around 0547, Company 40 was dispatched for a multi vehicle accident in the area of the 20.8MM of Interstate 81NB. Utility 40 with the Lieutenant responded. Once on scene he established command, confirming one entrapment. The roadway was already shut down at that point by a tractor and trailer that was not involved in the incident. Squad 40 and Washington County Rescue Engine 2 quickly arrived on scene to perform a simple extrication lasting approximately 10 minutes in length. The patient was transported by Berkeley County Ambulance Authority. The roadway remained shut down for about 2 hours, while the Berkeley County Sheriffs Office conducted there investigation and the roadway was cleaned up. Units assisting on this call were:

Bedington Fire Department: Utility 40, Squad 40 and Rescue Engine 42

Washington County Fire and Ems: Rescue Engine 2

Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority: Medic 96-2 and Mobile 92

Berkeley County Sheriffs Department 

West Virginia Department Of Highways 

Martinsburg Journal Follow Up Report