Two firefighters were injured Friday afternoon when a Franklin County Fire Department ladder truck collided with a Harrod Concrete truck on Versailles Road.
The fire truck was responding to a call when the crash occurred, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
The firefighters’ injuries were minor and the driver of the concrete truck was not injured, Sheriff Pat Melton said.
The fire truck and the concrete truck collided at the intersection of Versailles Road and Chenault Road.
As the fire department’s ladder truck was pulling out of Chenault Road with lights and sirens activated, a tractor trailer was in the slow lane on Versailles Road, Melton said. The tractor trailer prevented the driver of the fire truck and the driver of the concrete truck, which was in the passing lane of Versailles Road, from seeing each other.
The sheriff’s office is handling the investigation of the crash, but at this time no charges are anticipated, Melton said.
The intersection was re-opened by 6 p.m. Thursday.
“We’re just thankful that everybody is okay,” Melton said. “It could have been much worse. We’re just blessed that it was as minor as it was.”
Replacements will likely be called in to cover the firefighters that were injured for the rest of their shift, Melton said. The city of Frankfort is planning to lend the county a reserve ladder truck until damaged vehicle can be repaired.