Friday, June 15, 2012
he truck, Aerial Tower 1, was responding to a
reported construction accident when it became stuck in soft ground near
the site near East Congress Parkway and South Wabash Avenue, Fire Media
Affairs Director Larry Langford said.
Reports indicate the truck got stuck about 6:30 p.m. Langford said the truck was out and back in service about 8:30 p.m.
The rear wheels of the truck appeared to have
gotten stuck in a 2 or 3-feet deep trench along the roadway near the
“We worry about getting to the scene first and
getting the truck out later,” said Langford, noting trucks have gotten
stuck at construction sites or in soft areas before.
The fire department got the truck out without
having to “resort to anything drastic,” Langford said. Nobody was
injured and the truck was not damaged.
“There is a considerable weight on that apparatus,” Langford said. “Once you get them in there, they start sinking.”