Mike Wilbur

FIRE ENGINE CRASH IN LA

St. Tammany Fire Protection District 7 engine was involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident Monday night (Aug. 28) in Talisheek. The engine rolled over several times and came to rest upside down in the front yard of a residence, the fire district said in a news release.

The lone occupant, a 30-year-old driver/operator who was not identified, was able to get out of the vehicle without assistance and was not injured. The vehicle was not responding to an emergency when the accident occurred, according to the news release.

The engine was in the northbound lane of Louisiana 435 near Bob Levy Road near the eastern edge of St. Tammany parish when it ran off the road and rolled over several times at around 8:30 p.m. The accident is under investigation by the fire district and the Louisiana State Police.

“It happens very rarely but even those in emergency services are not immune to accidents and the hazards of the roadways,” the department said in the news release. “We are very fortunate that no other vehicles were involved and no serious injuries or deaths occurred as a result.”

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