Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Eucalyptus Hills Trash Truck Rollover

Eucalyptus Hills:  PT time was cut short by a knock on the door at St. 2 at 11:15 on 4/18/11.  A trash truck driver was unable to negotiate a sharp turn on Valle Vista, and rolled the truck onto its side. The crash was less than 40 yards from Lakeside Station 2

Luckily, no one was hurt in the crash. However, the fuel tanks on the truck leaked more than 25 gallons of diesel fuel onto the street. Crews on scene were able to contain the spill but due to the amount of fuel, a Haz-Mat response was requested. 

San Diego City and County Haz-Mat personnel responded to assist in the time consuming cleanup.  Lakeside Fire Protection District does not have it's own Hazmat unit so we utilize the county and city resources under a mutual aid agreement.  It is mutual and automatic aid agreements such as these that have made San Diego County fire departments able to be efficient and prevent duplication of highly specialized resources such as Hazmat Units.

Story and photos submitted by:  Firefighter/Paramedic Danny Leetch

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