A Knoxville (TN) Firefighter received a head injury while responding to a car crash around 1700 hours.
The civilian driver of the Mitsubishi convertible involved in the crash also has been taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The crash happened when the car slammed into a telephone pole…the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. A firefighter from Engine 16 suffered a head injury during the response and was transported…but his injury was not believed to be life-threatening. More details will be posted.
And in St Louis (MO), 2 fire apparatus collided with each other while responding to a call, injuring 8 Firefighters. All were taken to hospitals for examination. None were critically injured. The two fire companies were headed to a fire at 12:45 hours about a block from where the crash happened. The engines were from Engine Co. 10 and Engine Co. 28. 7 of the 8 injured Firefighters were expected to be released from the hospital this afternoon. The 8th Firefighter suffered a concussion and will be kept at the hospital overnight for observation. The most seriously injured firefighter, whose identity is not being released, was a jump man in the ladder truck from Engine Co. 28. A jump man sits in the cab of the fire truck and under a canopy, as per St Louis terminology. Photos on our home page.