Truck Accident

Pickup Truck Driver Collides With Fire Truck

By John Page on December 8, 2011 - Comments off

A man driving a pickup truck crashed into a fire engine recently, resulting in the death of the pickup’s driver and injuries to one of the firefighters inside the fire truck, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The driver, an O’Fallon, Missouri resident, was driving along Interstate 70 when he encountered police cars, the fire truck, and an ambulance, all of which had gathered to help with a medical emergency on westbound I-70. The patient in that accident had been transferred to the ambulance, which was preparing to leave – with the fire truck following – when the pickup smashed into the side of the fire truck. Investigators believe the pickup driver had swerved to avoid hitting one of the police cars and overcorrected, which led to him colliding with the fire truck.

The driver of the pickup lost his life in the crash. He was the only occupant in his vehicle. Five firefighters were sitting inside the fire truck at the time of the crash, and all were wearing their seatbelts. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment and then released; their injuries were minor, and they are all expected to be back at work by the end of the week.

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