July 2, 2015 --
A single-car accident on Fleming Road ended with a vehicle barreling through a portion of fence line aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, July 1. The mangled car came to rest aboard the installation. Base officials quickly moved into action to assist local authorities with the accident as well as retain security of the base.
Lt. Bobby Henderson, Marine Corps Police Department, said a temporary fence was erected within five hours of the accident. He explained because security is a priority, authorized personnel guarded the area until repair of the fence was completed.
The accident was the second time within six days MCLB Albany employees have responded to an emergency event that involved the local community. Severe weather during the Independence Day celebration, June 26, was the first occurrence during this time frame.
Col. James C. Carroll III, commanding officer, MCLB Albany, revealed he was very impressed with staff each time.
“The teamwork shown here is second to none,” he said.
Base employees worked closely with the local authorities to ensure the victims received immediate, quality care, he added, noting the response time and actions taken were outstanding.
Carroll explained installation personnel are dedicated to maintaining the safety and security of it and a good partnership with the local community.