Mike Wilbur

CHARLESTON, WV RIG PARKING BRAKE FAILS – CRASHES AND RUNS OVER FIREFIGHTERS FOOT

Metro 911 says a Charleston Fire Department fire truck crashed Friday morning, injuring a firefighter.

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Virginia Street West near the fire station.

Metro 911 said the fire truck ran over a firefighter’s foot.

Lt. David Hodges said two firefighters were doing routine apparatus checks and raising the cab of the truck to check the motor when the park brake failed.

“We have two spare fire engines available. As you see right now, the crews are switching out into a spare right now,” Hodges said at the scene. “It will just be a brief slow down at this fire station. We are completely able to continue to provide service.”

The Charleston Fire Department says the incident is under investigation.

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