Overturned Log Truck Closes Highway

A big mess this afternoon after a log truck overturned on a Beaufort County highway.

Fortunately no one was hurt in the 12:15 p.m. crash on Slatestone Road, east of Washington. The wreck happened near the intersection with Terrapin Track Road.

The Highway Patrol says no other vehicles were involved in the accident. The log truck, from Alligood Brothers Logging, was turning off a dirt road onto the state highway when it appears its back wheels went into a ditch, causing it to overturn.

The fully-loaded log truck had to be emptied before wreckers could flip it back on its wheels.


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  • by civilian Location: washington on Jan 5, 2012 at 05:51 PM
    @ ralph.. you are the butthole their is.. I've never seen anything like it in my life.. but the same ones you put dwn, you gonna need. I pray to the lord they have mercy on you anyway!
  • by Ralph on Jan 3, 2012 at 06:16 PM
    We all have opinions, clearly you all do.. I've read all of the post about you "real heroes" that do it for the love of helping others. Please... I've never had a wreck, my house has never burned down, and I've never had a stroke.. Deal with it. I think public servants, that's what you are, are an important resource; However, I do not believe we need so many FF's and EMT's. I certainly do not believe in new equipment every year, and 24hrs on is a waste of taxpayer money. Cut the force in half and keep only the most qualified and well trained.
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      by Firefighter on Jan 4, 2012 at 02:22 PM in reply to Ralph
      I'll pray you never need my help Ralph.To save your home and belongings from burning,to do CPR on you or your loved one,or to cut you out of a crushed car.....I'll pray for you buddy!
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        by Ralph on Jan 5, 2012 at 04:09 PM in reply to Firefighter
        You'll be there.. You have too and you'll do it because I pay your salary.. The problem will be the fact that I will receive less than adequate care.. For that, I forgive you in advance.....
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      by Andy on Jan 5, 2012 at 09:42 AM in reply to Ralph
      Your views on this situation are clearly warpped and ill tell you why. MOST paid departments do the 24 on 24 off thing NOT the volunteer guys. Also i have never known ANY department to get new equipment every year, that is near impossible to do payed or volunteer! As far as being the most qualified and well trained that would be every person at my fire department so i don't see what the problem is in have 40-50 VOLUNTEERS helping YOU when you need it. If you have such a problem with the way the fire departments in your district handle things you should go to one of there weekly/monthly meetings and voice it there although these kind of "opinions" would probably get you into more trouble then you could handle...
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        by Ralph on Jan 8, 2012 at 04:22 PM in reply to Andy
        Is that a threat?
  • by out there on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:54 PM
    if those people in the middle east, who cant even go buy a pair of shoes without thinking its their last day on earth, heard about your sad plight of having to wait for EMS and fire/rescue in your car during a wreck, they would surely cry their eyes out for you and your hard little lives.
  • by Chief Location: Washington on Jan 3, 2012 at 03:21 PM
    Im extremely disappointed in all the arguing up here. Its obvious that immature kids are up here trying to piss everyone off. We as volunteers do not do this for pay we do it to serve our community. As for the comments about volunteers blocking up roadways, we do that for our protection so that we dont get run over while performing our service. Yes we are concerned about the driver but that is not our main concern. We are there to extricate people out of the vehicles so that the EMS personel can do there job and the HP can do the accident reports so the road isn't closed for long periods of time. So to all the people who dont understand. Shut up and let us do our job. We all work together to get the roads open so it is not an inconvenience to other people. If you have a problem or lack the understanding as to what I am saying then i urge you to join your local fire, rescue, or ems department and see what they go through and what training is required for these volunteers. As for the high school kids, grow up and shut your mouth.
  • by The Heat Location: Williamston on Jan 3, 2012 at 01:21 PM
    Be thankful to the log truck driver who works six days a week so you can have paper to write on, diapers, toilet tissue and so on ..... the backbone of american society the working class...emts,construction workers,nurses,service people all the thankless jobs people think things like roads and buildings just magically appear.
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      by George on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:01 PM in reply to The Heat
      If these are thankless jobs, why do we need to be thankful. How about doing your job and picking up your check at the end of the week. No parade needed.
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        by i dunno? on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:42 PM in reply to George
        how about being a decent human being? i feel sorry for anyone who pulls you out from under a burning car while you find something to complain about! but please george, if you cannot be sincere, do not express any kinds of gratitude. im sure you have LOTS of WONDERFUL friends.
  • by FIREFIGHTER on Jan 2, 2012 at 07:14 PM
    This really makes me mad and upsets me. We will do everything we can and expect for anything when the pager goes off. I'm one of them "Redneck" Firefighters and just like Mallory said. It's not all about the money! We do it because we like to give back to the community, we like to help, and we are all caring. If I was to get into a accident I wouldnt mind if the whole department came and it wasn't that serious I'm just glad that there would be a bunch of people there for me just incase it ended up really bad.! No matter what yall say I love my Firefighter buddies and the EMTs that are there besided us!!(: I just wanna take the time to Thank all the Emts, Firefighters,Cops etc. for being here when we need them.!
  • by Thanks! Location: Washington on Jan 2, 2012 at 06:51 PM
    I greatly appreciate all the rescue, volunteer and paid, we have and feel you all do a WONDERFUL job. I do not mind getting backed up in traffic or having to take a detour if it means the life of someone else could possibly be saved. My daughter is alive today thanks to a volunteer being the first on the scene when I called 911 in need of help. The medical assistance he provided saved her life before the ambulance had time to arrive. The workers on the ambulance provided further care and I am glad they are able to work together to more efficiently SAVE LIVES, even if thier presence causes a few minor delays or inconveniences.
  • by This Is Ridiculous Location: In Your Ear on Jan 2, 2012 at 06:30 PM
    There are over 40 comments on this story and none are concerned with the well being of the driver. Some people...... Glad no one was injured and really glad that there are people that care enough to become the EMT's, Firefighters, Patrolmen, ETC that are willing to sacrifice themselves to ensure OUR well being.
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      by c-had on Jan 2, 2012 at 07:18 PM in reply to This Is Ridiculous
      They get paid to do those jobs. When I see a volunteer on the force THEN talk to me about service.Please beleive it is a job like any other.Service rendered,check paid.
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        by yeah, big money on Jan 2, 2012 at 07:32 PM in reply to c-had
        those of us in public service jobs know that the work outweighs the benefits of pay. we do it because we care and want to do something helpful in the world. when you see a rich firefighter, EMT, policeman, teacher, what have you, then you can talk about 'service rendered, check paid'.
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          by Michell on Jan 3, 2012 at 06:49 AM in reply to yeah, big money
          While I understand that these jobs can often be thankless, there are many jobs that are not so recognized where individuals work extremely hard and receive very little compansation. I appreciate the fact that rescue personnel can be placed in dangerous situations during the course of their work. The next time you go to McDonalds and see the poor girl behind the counter getting screamed at because they stopped serving breakfast 10 minutes ago, think about the fact that she probably deals with this daily and only makes minimum wage.
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          by totally on Jan 3, 2012 at 02:19 PM in reply to yeah, big money
          hey i dont disagree! i hate people who throw a fit because they dont get their way all the time. its called life..thats why i think these kids on here are so bent out of shape, they havent experienced life yet, really, and are still disillusioned that other people work hard to make their lives convenient. i worked with the ungrateful public by the way, and it teaches you to hunker down and let the idiots roll off like water off a ducks back.
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          by c-had on Jan 3, 2012 at 03:36 PM in reply to yeah, big money
          Do it for free and you get kudos.If you are paid then you have your compensation.Its as simple as that.
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          by to c-had on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:44 PM in reply to yeah, big money
          you know, i dont care if a firefighter is making millions, if he pulls one of my kids out of a burning building, id feel like i owed him my life. theres no 'limit' on what people should be thankful for, but you seem like the kind of person who must use their generosities sparingly to maintain some sort of human relationship.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 at 10:57 AM in reply to c-had
        Whatever, hope you never find youself in a position that needs the service of a volunteer or "paid" public service. I'm sure your attitude will be different, you may actually be grateful and have a lil respect for these men and women.
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          by c-had on Jan 4, 2012 at 01:54 PM in reply to
          If you ride by my home you will see stickers on my mailbox where I donate EVERY year to the local fire dept in addition to the taxes I pay that go toward their salaries and equipment. I wonder if you do the same anon?My point is they are paid to do the job just like anyone else so they have their compensation.I fail to see how you folks do not understand such a simple concept.
  • by come on kids! on Jan 2, 2012 at 05:44 PM
    instead of being all whiny about how rescue personnel 'clog up the roads', maybe you should say a prayer for the people involved in the accident? maybe you should thank God it wasnt you? what else can you people complain about, SERIOUSLY!! its not like we dont have a bad economy and crappy government, and unrest in all the world and you people got to complain about the DUMBEST THINGS EVER. people in third world countries get run over and lay in the streets and DIE while the cars all just go around them. no one clogging up the roads there trying to help, maybe you should go THERE.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 2, 2012 at 05:37 PM
    WITN: Who was the driver?
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