Route 1 Freeway,
Lawrence Road Fire Co. volunteers were among the emergency personnel who responded to the scene of an overturned vehicle during the early morning of Wednesday, October 18, 2006.
It was 2:24 a.m. when the Mercer County Central Communications Center transmitted Box 21-10 and dispatched Slackwood Fire Co. (Station 21), Rescue 22 from Lawrence Road Fire Co. and Rescue 23 from Lawrenceville Fire Co. for a one-vehicle accident with unknown injury or entrapment on the southbound side of the Route 1 Freeway, just north of Whitehead Road.
Lawrence Road Deputy Chief Chris Pangaldi responded in Car 22-1 at 2:24 a.m., while Slackwood Chief Michael Oakley responded in Car 21 at 2:27 a.m.
Rescue 21 responded at 2:29 a.m., followed by Rescue 23 at 2:31 a.m. and Rescue 22 at 2:32 a.m.
Rescue 22 was commanded by Ff. Joseph Dlabik Jr. and driven by Ff. Brian Laue, with Ff. Adam Rivera and Ff. R.J. Laird as the crew.
At 2:31 a.m. Pangaldi arrived on scene, followed one minute later by Oakley. They found one vehicle overturned, but there were no injuries or entrapment.
As a result, Rescue 23 was recalled at 2:34 a.m.
Rescue 21 arrived on scene at 2:34 a.m., followed by Rescue 22 at 2:40 a.m.
Rescue 22ís light tower was raised to illuminate the scene and firefighters stood by until a tow truck uprighted and removed the wrecked auto. A small amount of speedie dry was spread to absorb about two quarts of oil spilled onto the road from the vehicle.
Rescue 22 was released at 2:58 a.m. and was back in quarters by 3:04 a.m.