Another fire apparatus struck today with Firefighters injured. This time it was in Kentucky on I-65.
A non-injury collision had occurred near the 65 mile marker of Interstate 65 and Munfordville Fire Department turned out. Firefighter Charles Jones (37) was operating a 2008 Kenworth fire apparatus owned by Munfordville FD, equipped with red emergency lights that were activated. Hardeep S. Gill (32) of Windsor, Ontario, who was operating a 2019 Volvo semi-truck and trailer, failed to see the fire truck and the activated emergency equipment, striking it in the rear drivers side causing the vehicle to overturn.
Firefighters Charles Jones and Jeremy Reynolds (42) were transported to Caverna Hospital where they were treated and released for injuries sustained in the collision. Mr. Gill was not injured but was cited for the following charges:
Failure to give right of way to emergency vehicle
Failure to give right of way to emergency stopped vehicle
ANOTHER reminder of the extreme danger we face on roadways.
Divert. Block. Protect. Spot. Shut Down.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.