On Thursday January 19th at 0447 hours Rescue-18 was dispatched to assist the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department (25) with an overturned cement truck with entrapment in 9800-block of Lancaster Highway in Southern Union County. Upon arrival of Station 25 members they discovered a cement truck overturned on the driver side with the driver entrapped inside the cab of the vehicle. Rescue-18 members along with Rescue-25 and other VFD members extricated the driver in approximately 15-minutes. Due to the mechanism of the MVA, MedCenter Air was requested but was later cancelled in flight due to the patient receiving only minor injuries. The patient was transported to the hospital by Union EMS for further evaluation.
Agencies that responded to the scene included the following: Jackson VFD (25), Waxhaw VFD (18), Sandy Ridge VFD (12), Union EMS, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Fire Marshal’s Office and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.