On July 3, Branson firefighters responded to a total of 16 calls for service, including a vehicle that had run off the roadway and a vehicle that had crashed into the second floor of a building.
In press releases, Branson Professional Firefighters Local 152 and Branson Communications Manager Melody Pettit said at 8:12 p.m., crews responded to a motor vehicle crash off of the road at the intersection of Gretna Road and Roark Valley Road.
Upon arrival, firefighters found that a vehicle, driven by a 74-year-old woman, had left the road while traveling southbound on Gretna Road, and traveled alongside Roark Creek, approximately 75 feet below the bridge.
Crews were able to locate a dirt road below the bridge to reach the vehicle. Battalion 1 was able to then cross the creek, access the vehicle, pick up the driver and deliver her to a Taney County ambulance waiting up the road.
The driver was transported to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the press release.
At 9:56 p.m. firefighters were called to 200 Willow Bend in Branson to respond to a vehicle crash into a building.
Upon arrival crews found a van had left a parking area, jumped a 10-foot-wide opening and entered into the west side wall of the second floor of a condo building, stated the press release.
The vehicle was removed by a tow company. The elderly male driver was the only vehicle occupant and was unharmed.
The building was inspected and deemed safe with no major structural damage, stated the press releases.