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2008-11-05 / News

Four injured in multi-vehicle intersection crash

FIRE & EMS WATCH
Becky Robinette Wright

FIRE & EMS WATCH

Four accident victims were placed in ambulances and taken to nearby hospitals on Oct. 26 around 7 p.m. after their vehicles crashed into one another at Omo Road and Cyrus Street.

Becky Robinette Wright/Chesterfield Observer Debris was left scattered across the roadway and its shoulder following a three-vehicle crash.
Crews from Dale and Centralia stations, along with county police, teamed up to handle the incident.

Metal bits and pieces, in addition to broken glass, littered the area. Crushed vehicles faced in different directions. A massive crowd lined the side of the street and milled around, forcing police to move them out of the way of rescuers.

The accident is under investigation.

Jefferson Davis crash injures three 

Three people were injured and chaos erupted at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway and Dundas Road on Oct. 27 shortly before 9 a.m. when three vehicles locked up in a crash and ended up scattered across the highway and into the median.

One vehicle looked as if someone had forgotten to fasten it together. Its bumper and part of the rear vehicle assembly were lying on the ground. The doors were bent and looked like the vehicle had been squeezed. The hood was ripped off and flung across the highway along with other fragments of the car.

Becky Robinette Wright/Chesterfield Observer The hood was torn from this vehicle during a collision at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway and Dundas Road.
Another vehicle had its wheel broken right off the axle along with multiple dents and scratches. The third vehicle, a pickup truck, had its front end crumbled.

County police set up a perimeter around the wrecked vehicles and debris in the road while firefighters and medics worked. The drivers from each vehicle were injured and transported to a hospital.

The crash is being investigated. Police have not said if charges will be filed. The conditions of the patients have not been released.

Car rolls on Centralia Road 

A driver escaped injury when his vehicle overturned on Centralia Road near Lost Forest Drive on Oct. 22 around 12:30 p.m.

Becky Robinette Wright/Chesterfield Observer The driver of this car refused medical treatment after he overturned on Centralia Road.
Nearby residents poured out of their homes and stood on their porches or in their yards and watched as the driver climbed from the wreckage and then refused medical assistance.

Chesterfield Towing arrived on the scene, hooked up long cables and flipped the car over on its side, turned it around, and then flipped it upright and placed it on the wrecker.

Glass and debris from the car covered the roadway. Dirt clods were strewn across the roadway after the vehicle hit the ditch.

Crews from Centralia and Bensley stations were dispatched along with county police. After responders arrived on scene and found the victim out of his car, Bensley was placed back in service.

The accident is under investigation.

Two women safe after hard crash 

It was a wild ride and a violent crash for two women on Oct. 27 around 6:35 a.m. at Walmsley Boulevard and Newington Road. Fortunately, neither woman was injured.

Crews arrived on scene to find the vehicle upside down on Walmsley Boulevard. Since the accident occurred at the border of Chesterfield and Richmond, police responded from both jurisdictions and had a unified command. Initially, Manchester and Buford stations were dispatched to the call, but they were placed back in service after arrival. Richmond Ambulance Authority provided the EMS support while the accident scene was cleared.

Police have not said if charges will be filed.

Fire at Stella Road 

Multiple fire engines were dispatched from Manchester, Dale and Buford stations, along with county police, on Oct. 24 around 10:30 p.m. to the 5900 block of Stella Road for a house fire. Richmond was dispatched as mutual aid. Chesterfield's tactical safety officer also responded.

Upon arriving on scene, crews were surprised to find a vehicle engulfed in flames - not a house.

The fire is under investigation.

Another misidentified fire 

On Oct. 24 around 10:30 p.m., crews from Wagstaff, Manchester at Courthouse, Courthouse, Buford and Forest View Volunteer Rescue Squad were dispatched to the 9900 block of Wagstaff Circle after receiving a call for a possible house fire. The tactical safety officer and a battalion chief also responded.

Wagstaff arrived on scene first and discovered the fire was in the woods and not in a home. Crews went to work and quickly brought the situation under control.

The fire is under investigation.

County administrator will speak at Council on Aging meeting 

County Administrator Jay Stegmaier will be the guest speaker at the Chesterfield Council on Aging annual meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m., at the Lifelong Learning Institute, located at 13801 Westfield Road.

Stegmaier will speak about how the county supports older and disabled adults, the ways older adults can get involved with the board of supervisors and the effects of the economy on the county's services for older adults.

For more information or to register, call 768-7878.

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