Mike Wilbur

FL Apparatus Struck During Crash Response

A car slammed into the back of Hillsborough County fire rescue truck as it was responding to a separate single vehicle accident Saturday morning.

The driver of the black Toyota Corolla became trapped inside the vehicle. Firefighters from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Engine 26 were able to extract the unidentified driver from the vehicle that struck them.

He was airlifted to a local hospital, according to HCFR.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The firefighters were responding to another crash that occurred around 7 a.m. Saturday morning on I-4 Westbound just East of Branch Forbes Rd.

A driver in a white Toyota Corolla appeared to have spun out of control, striking the median divider, responders said. The driver of the white Corolla sustained minor injuries. No injuries were reported for the Engine 26 crew.

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