Burton Fire responds to 3 collisions May 1

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The Burton Fire District responded to three motor vehicle collisions Friday, May 1, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., two of which occurred back to back in the same location.

The first wreck was reported at 11:30 a.m. in the location of Daisy Fresh Coin Laundry at 3510 Trask Parkway.

Firefighters arrived on scene to a two-vehicle collision which resulted in minor injuries; however, traffic was delayed for more than an hour while emergency crews assisted the injured and cleared roadway hazards.

The second wreck was reported on the Broad River Bridge at 12:50 p.m. Firefighters arrived on scene and treated a driver of an SUV who was struck by an object that blew off a flatbed trailer and came through the vehicle’s windshield causing potentially serious injuries.

While Burton firefighters were assisting the injured SUV driver, another vehicle collision was reported at 1:20 p.m., also on the Broad River Bridge. This two-vehicle collision resulted in minor injuries.

Traffic on the Broad River Bridge was delayed for more than an hour while emergency crews assisted the injured occupants of both wrecks and cleared roadway hazards.

 

Above: The driver of this SUV suffered potentially serious injuries when an object came through the windshield on the Broad River Bridge. Photo by Burton Fire District.