Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched 1615 Wednesday 28 August 2013 to a reported "accident with injuries, vehicle went through a fence" on Nike Park Road. Squad-10 and crew were already nearby, having responded to a BLS Trauma call 25 minutes earlier on Nike Park Road, and responded immediately. Arriving at 1618, the ALS crew on S-10 reported no injuries or hazards and cancelled the response of Carrollton VFD unit Rescue-10 which was automatic for an MVC call. The operator of the damaged vehicle had run off the roadway and impacted a split rail fence resulting in the vehicle being impaled by multiple fence rails. There were no injuries and the S-10 crew became available for further service after turning the scene over to an Isle of Wight Sheriff's Officer at 1631.
 
History Note:
This accident occurred in the area between the officer's quarters and the married enlisted family residences in the former military housing complex constructed in 1955 for soldiers assigned to Nike-Ajax anti-aircraft missile site N-75L in Carrollton, Virginia. From 1954 to 1961, during the Cold War, some 150 US Army "missilemen" manned this base that served as the launch site for up to 30 supersonic, high-explosive warhead missiles stored in three large, underground "magazines." These highly accurate weapons were designed to destroy attacking Soviet bombers targeting the many critical military installations in Hampton Roads with nuclear bombs. These 30 mile range, surface-to-air missiles defended the western air approach to the worlds largest naval base at Norfolk as well as Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock that produces the world's only nuclear super carriers for the US Navy. Named for the legendary "Nike of Samothrace", the greek Goddess of victory, these famed Nike-Ajax Missiles gave the name "Nike Park" to what is today the premier Parks and Recreation facility for Isle of Wight County.

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