TANEY COUNTY, Mo. — Western Taney County Fire were dispatched to a serious crash last week with rollover and trapped occupants on Monday, August 2 at State Highway 265 and Animal Safari Rd.
“Engine 122, Heavy Rescue 17, Chief 3 and Taney County Ambulance District responded,” they stated in a release of information on social media. Chief 3 requested for Branson Engine 3, and Branson Battalion 3 as support.
All crews worked together to extricate the occupants out of the vehicles. Taney County Ambulance District transported four occupants to area hospitals.
The couple in the Jeep are from Joplin. Nicole Rene says, “My fiancé and I were extracted and are extremely grateful to the first responders who helped us that day.” He suffered a broken wrist and her ribs are still sore. And a week later they still need to sort out insurance. The other vehicle crossed the center line and struck them.
***COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA***
“Thank you to the first responders on this accident. Our nephew and niece were in the Jeep and you saved their lives. They were very lucky. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Prayers sent for all involved” — Joe Flores
“My friends were in the jeep and they had minor injuries and were told that the people in the other car are okay as well.” — Caitlin Antonopoulos
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Western Taney County Fire Protection District are prepared to cover a large array of emergencies. You never know where their mutual aid requests could find them, assisting to the south border on in the middle of the night. Follow their FB page by clicking here.
They were one of the departments that responded to the Duckboat tragedy on Table Rock Lake in July of 2018. Here you can see the Branson Belle in the background of their photo.
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