No one was hurt after a Plymouth fire truck slid off the road and into a ditch Tuesday morning. But for the people of Plymouth, it was a flashback to a tragic accident in 1982.
Fire officials were on their way Tuesday to a car accident shortly after 6:45 a.m.
As the truck approached a sharp curve along State Road 17 and Sycamore Road, the engineer of the firetruck felt the vehicle start to slide.
The engineer decided not to take the curve for fear of rolling over. Instead, the engineer continued straight onto an off ramp and then into a ditch.
The chief says he received a phone call about the accident from his assistant chief.
“He assured me then that no one was hurt, but where he told me it was, it did kind of touch me a little bit to think that several years before my time, of course, this is where we lost our five guys,” Plymouth Fire Chief Rod Miller said.
Miller reminds residents to use caution on the roads, especially in slick conditions like on Tuesday, so that emergency personnel who respond to accidents can stay safe.