Log Truck Wreck Ends in No Injury

Photo by Sky Chappell

Fire crews from Sweet Home were dispatched to a crash on Upper Calapooia at 9:52 a.m., Thursday, May 16.

A caller reported that the crash involved a log truck and there were wires down. Crews arrived to find a loaded log truck had failed to negotiate a corner and had tipped over onto the passenger side, spilling its logs and shearing off a power pole. The crash left one power line suspended low across the road and two lines broken, laying across the scene. The single occupant of the vehicle had self-extricated prior to the arrival of responders, and was uninjured.

Fire crews controlled traffic while two lineman from Pacific Power cleared the power line hazard. The road was closed until a heavy wrecker could arrive to remove the log truck and logs, and clear the roadway. The scene was turned over to three Linn County Sheriff’s deputies. A command vehicle, ambulance, brush truck and rescue unit responded from Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District with six firefighters.

Photo by Sky Chappell
Photo by Sky Chappell