On Sunday night Wake Forest Engine 1, Wake Forest Ladder 1, and the State Highway Patrol were invited to an impromptu meeting at 1529 Jenkins Road in Wake Forest.
Witnesses described the van driven by a woman was headed up Jenkins Road from Capital Boulevard and had just passed Fullard Drive when the passenger side wheels of the van went off the road, the driver struck a mailbox and then shot quickly back across the road, where it landed.
People said the woman appeared to be okay and only complained of a bruised lip. She was seen walking around after the accident and before EMS 10 arrived.
Ironically, the accident location was just about 100 yards from the location of the new Wake Forest Station 4 site.
If that station was already built the response time would have been about 30 seconds.