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Four Firefighters Injured In Crash

Posted on August 6, 2014

Elderly Couple Dies In Desert Car CrashFour firefighters were hospitalized after a chain-reaction crash Saturday involving a ladder truck in Northern California, according to authorities. Three others were injured.

The firefighters were rushing to a kitchen fire. The ladder truck collided with a car at a street intersection. The truck had its sirens on when the collision occurred. The car then struck two other vehicles, overturned twice and crashed into an SUV, according to William Tweedy, a retired spokesman for the Vallejo Fire Department who was at the scene of the crash, in an interview.

The ladder truck came to a stop on its side a block away from the crash, taking out street signs and shearing off a fire hydrant. The collision with the SUV, caused the GMC Yukon to flip. It took rescuers about 35 minutes to extricate the drive, Tweedy said.

All who were taken to the hospital were taken with non-life threatening injures, according to Tweedy. He added that the firefighters “all seemed to be okay.”

Tweedy said he couldn’t believe no one was seriously hurt or killed. The SUV was severely damaged. The ladder truck’s rear cab was mostly destroyed, twisted into two directions.

The front of the truck was on its side, while the rear part remained upright.

“The guy in the back of the truck could have easily been killed … all that’s left in the cab is the seat,” Tweedy said in an interview. “If you saw the (SUV), you’d never thought anybody could have survived it. It was horrific really.”

Investigators are still trying to determine who was at fault in the crash. No charges have been filed yet.

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Source: ABC News

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