Multiple Wake Forest Fire Department units, including Wake Forest Engine 2, and Wake Forest Ladder 1 were dispatched at around 8:20 PM on Saturday evening for a nasty collision at Burlington Mills and Capital Blvd. The wreck closed the northbound lanes of Capital Boulevard for a while.
Those of us who travel local roads are all too familiar with the number of accidents and near misses at that intersection. Just today I saw two people running red lights in town. Apparently it’s not a good day to be on the roads.
Along with the Wake Forest Fire Department, the Wake Forest Police Department and Wake EMS had the scene under control and professionally handled. While patients were being attended to by Wake EMS, the rest of the crew was taking reports, removing debris, and managing traffic. The goal was to take care of the paperwork and get the road open again, pronto.
You can’t help but be immensely impressed by the quality of our local emergency responders. The only thing it looked like they could have done better was brought a Sonic treat to the traumatized victims of the accident. I don’t care what anyone says, a Sonic slush goes a long way to healing emotional wounds. At least it does for me.