On January 21st, 2017 around 1200 the Westwood Fire Company and Washington Hose Company EMS were dispatched to the Route 30 Bypass Westbound West of Route 82 in Valley Township for an auto accident. Westwood EMS was out on another emergency in the township and was unavailable to respond to this call.
Battalion Chief Sly arrived within 6 minutes of dispatch to find a single vehicle accident where the vehicle had ran over an embankment after leaving the roadway. The vehicle was still on four wheels and nobody was entrapped in the vehicle.
Rescue 44 arrived next and blocked traffic in the slow lane of the Westbound Bypass to protect the first responders. EMS evaluated two patients and transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. Fire Police from Westwood assisted at the scene slowing down the traffic and at one point closing the road so the tow truck company could remove the vehicle.