A Richmond volunteer firefighter was injured in a crash at about 7:25 p.m. Monday when a tree broke apart and fell into the roadway in front of the firetruck he was driving.
According to a news release from the Richmond Police Department, the 45-year-old firefighter was driving the department’s 1981 Sutphen Aerial platform truck on 32 MIle Road during the the department’s normal Monday truck check.
The firefighter, a 13-year veteran of the department, was hurt when a tree broke and fell into the roadway in front of the aerial truck and a large truck hauling a roll-off trash bin.
According to witnesses, the drivers did not have time to avoid the accident.,
The firefighter was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery, according to the news release.
The accident was investigated by the Michigan State Police assisted by Richmond Police.
Richmond Police, Richmond Volunteer Fire Department and the Richmond Department of Public Works had the road closed until about 1:30 a.m.
The results of the investigation are pending.