A Vallejo (Calif) Fire Department ladder truck crashed and rolled on Sonoma Boulevard, a collision that involved at least three cars, and sent six people to hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. It happened at about 1800 last night as the vehicle was responding, with lights and siren blaring, to a kitchen fire.
Witnesses said the truck rollled two times, and crushed a GMC Yukon, which landed upside down, trapping the man driving.
It took more than a half hour to free him from his SUV, and he was airlifted to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, where he was reported in serious but stable condition. Witnesses said he was talking and moving, when he was extricated from his vehicle.
The four firefighters on the truck, suffered NLT injuries. The rig, which ended up twisted on its side, the rear cab completely destroyed. The firefighters who were in the rig got out and started treating the other victim.