Thursday, February 19, 2009

Texas: truck overturns, 3 firefighters hurt

An Abilene Fire Department brush truck. Photo: Lt. Greg Goettsch, Abilene FD.

A brush truck with three firefighters overturned while working on a fire along railroad tracks near Abilene, Texas. The fire, along with a second one nearby, was probably caused by a passing train, according to the fire department. The accident happened Wednesday afternoon and all three firefighters were expected to be released from the hospital by the end of the day.

Here is a video about the accident.

UPDATE: Feb. 20, 2009.

We now have video of the truck actually rolling over posted HERE.


Anonymous said...

Sad to see this happen, especially when NFPA 1901 and 1906 have prohibited riding on the outside of fire apparatus for decades...because of this sort of thing. Most progressive FD's have learned they can be just as efficient, with a greater margin of safety, without being human hood ornaments and roll bars.

SBL-Geomatics said...

sad news..

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