Personnel handled wreck as professionals

Published 12:06 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Being in newspapers for several years, going to car wrecks isn’t anything new.

Last week, I went to a wreck and was really impressed with the way law enforcement and fire department personnel handled the scene.

Two Atmore residents died in a wreck on Jack Springs Road, just 2 miles north of Atmore last Friday night.

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When I pulled up to the wreck, I didn’t really know what was going on because there were several people standing nearby, watching the scene.

Once I got oriented, I took in the scene.

When I had time to digest what I was seeing, I decided that I needed to wait until the scene was clear for me to take pictures. I always wait when those involved in the wreck are not on scene.

The waiting took a while, so I focused on the personnel on scene. I watched pretty much every move they made.

Like a well-oiled machine, they took charge of the crash site and did their job.

Firefighters and paramedics offered aid when they could, police officers kept the scene clear from bystanders and state troopers acted nothing but professional.

Standing there watching the different parts of what made up the scene, I found myself thinking that everybody knew exactly what to do. They were trained for this kind of stuff.

In a way, I have been as well.