Courtland firefighters respond to accidents

Published 12:31 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Courtland Volunteer Fire Department – Station 4 responded to two motor vehicle accidents on Wednesday morning, according to a posting on its Facebook page.

A closeup of the tractor trailer that apparently collided with another on Wednesday morning. Two people had been trapped in the vehicle.

For the first accident, three units were dispatched at 7:18 in the area of Three Creeks Road and Southampton Parkway. They assisted Drewryville Volunteer Fire Department – Station 7 at the scene, which involved two tractor trailers with confirmed entrapment. Unit E42 established landing helicopter operations. An officer at the station said that one was person flown out and the other individual taken to the local hospital. E43 helped E74 at the scene, and HM44 contained and mitigated the fuel spill. The first two units returned to service at approximately 8:10, while the third stayed on for awhile longer.

For the second accident, units E43 and E41 were sent at 9:23 to the area of Carys Bridge and Old Belfield roads for a single vehicle accident with injuries, and both E43 and M16 handled the scene. The two patients reportedly refused treatment, and both units cleared at 10:08 a.m.

Maj. Gene Drewery, spokesman for the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office, did not yet have the status of injuries or investigation for either accident.