A Leicester (Worcester County) fire apparatus was damaged and four firefighters were injured when the vehicle, on its way to a run, slipped off an icy road and struck a tree early this morning. The crash happened as Engine 3 was turning from Stafford Street onto Pleasant Street. He was unsure what type of call they were responding to. The photograph show the truck, a Christmas wreath on the front, with heavy front-end damage. Three of the firefighters were take by ambulance to area hospitals and a fourth was also treated. Their injuries included broken bones and lacerations, though none are believed to be life threatening and all were released.
Multiple fire crews were dispatched to a barn fire in Cape Girardeau County at 121 Fox Run Lane at Fox Run Stables.
A fire truck rolled over on the way to structure fire off County Road 618. There were no injuries in the rollover.
The fire was reported sometime around 12:30 p.m.
East County Fire Protection District Fire Chief Dewayne Kirchhoff says a mattress caught fire in the second level living quarters. The room was fully engulfed when crews arrived, but crews were able to put it out quickly.
There were no horses in the barn at the time, they were taken out before fire crews arrived.
Kirchoff says the rollover won’t affect the department because they have another fire engine at a station they will move to East County FPD.
Chief Kirchoff also says the fire engine’s driver is experienced and was wearing a seatbelt. He says the road was not slick. The driver came down Cyrprss Street and could not make the turn on Route W.
The chief says an investigation will determine cause.
Glendale Police are looking for a driver who allegedly ran a red light and T-boned a fire truck on Friday morning.
The truck was no its way to a medical call near 51st Avenue and Glendale when it was hit by the car.
Even though the car was badly damaged, the male driver was well enough to get out of the car, grab a binder of some sort and run away.
He still hasn’t been caught and as it turns out, the car had been stolen.
“That it was stolen on December 27th from Glendale.. they’re looking for a Hispanic male, about 6 feet tall. That’s all we know at this time,” said Mike Young of the Phoenix Fire Department.
No on in the fire truck was injured and they aren’t sure about the suspect since he took off running.
Firefighters estimate the truck has at least $10,000 in damage.
The husband of a woman who was killed by a fire truck in downtown Lexington has reached a settlement with the city and an insurance company for $3.75 million, according to documents received Tuesday by the Herald-Leader.
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government has agreed to pay Peter E. Roady $2 million and National Indemnity Co. will pay a total of $1.75 million.
Roady received $1.25 million from the insurance company after the agreement was finalized Nov. 8. The remainder will be paid in monthly installments of $5,404, compounding at 3 percent annually, for 40 years or until his death. The first payment is due Wednesday.
Lauren Woodall Roady, 27, of Washington, D.C., was hit by the Lexington Division of Fire’s Engine 9 as she was crossing South Broadway at West Main Street near Triangle Park on Dec. 8, 2012. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The fire truck, driven by firefighter Christopher Presley, was making a left turn from West Main Street onto South Broadway when Roady was hit. The truck was not on an emergency run at the time of the accident, and its lights and sirens were not activated.
An investigation concluded that Roady had the right-of-way and that Presley’s vision was impaired because of rainy weather, fog and blind spots.
Presley, 41, has been on paid leave since the accident and recently announced his retirement, Susan Straub, a spokeswoman for the city, said Tuesday in an email. He has applied for disability through the pension board, she said.
Lauren Roady, an attorney for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, was in Lexington with members of her running club to compete in a cross-country event at Masterson Station Park. She was on the way to a pub on North Broadway to meet her teammates when she died.