Incident Name: Grapevine Incident
Incident Time:

10:00:00 a.m.

Incident Date: 10-03-2018
Incident Type: Truck Rescue
Agencies Assigned: Engines 55, 56; Truck 55; USAR 52; Battalion 5; Safety 4
Cause: loss of brakes
Injuries: 1 civilian
Total Personnel: 15

Mettler, CA

The Kern County Fire Department received a call for a semi truck rollover on the Northbound I-5 at the Grapevine Road exit.  The driver lost his brakes coming down the grade and tried to exit at Grapevine Road. First arriving crews found a large tractor trailer on its roof with the driver pinned in the cab of the vehicle. The Urban Search and Rescue was dispatched from station 52 to assist in what was a very difficult and technical rescue. After 45 minutes, KCFD crews were able to extricate the driver, who was then airlifted to Kern Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Assisting Agencies: California Highway Patrol, Halls Ambulance, Medivac Helo

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