Wet weather keeping Richmond firefighters busy

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Wet weather keeping Richmond firefighters busy
On the left, a solo car crash off I-580 near Bayview. On the right, a solo crash at the intersection of Richmond Parkway and W. Barrett Avenue. (All photos courtesy of Richmond Firefighters Local 188)

Richmond firefighers responded to “dozens” of traffic accidents over the last few rainy days, including two more significant incidents.

On I-580 near Bayview Avenue, a vehicle lost control, rolling over and ending up in the marsh area, according to Richmond Firefighters Local 188, the union representing Richmond firefighters. “The occupant received moderate injuries,” Local 188 officials said.

In the other incident a vehicle rolled over and ended up on its side at the intersection of Richmond Parkway and W. Barrett Ave. on Sunday. The occupant wasn’t injured, but needed help being removed from the vehicle by fire crews. 

Richmond firefighters urged the public to slow down and buckle up, particularly in wet conditions.