Mike Wilbur

LODD: FRENCH FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN APPARATUS CRASH

Dramatic road accident overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday in the Vosges. Due to the ice, a fire truck collided with a heavy goods vehicle on the D166 on the Mattaincourt interchange. A 49-year-old firefighter has died. Two other people are injured. The collision between the two trucks occurred on the departmental 166 near Mattaincourt The collision between the two trucks occurred on the departmental 166 near Mattaincourt © Radio France – Hervé Toutain A dramatic road accident occurred overnight from Wednesday to Thursday in the Vosges. On the departmental 166 on the Mattaincourt interchange, a fire truck and a heavy goods vehicle collided. Weather conditions and ice seem to be the cause. And the results are dramatic according to information confirmed by the prefecture of the department. A 49-year-old volunteer firefighter has died. One of his colleagues is seriously injured. He was transported to the Nancy hospital center, his vital prognosis is engaged. “The extrication operations were long and complicated and required specialized means”, specifies the prefecture. The driver of the freight truck was slightly injured. “Psychological support is currently organized for the benefit of local responders and firefighters”, also specify the authorities who welcome “the total and permanent commitment of these women and men, volunteers for the vast majority of them, (more than 3,000 volunteer firefighters in the Vosges) “. The prefect of the Vosges, Yves Seguy, went to the Mattaincourt barracks this Wednesday morning, alongside the public prosecutor.

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