Fire crews were investigating a
series of rain-related crashes on Highway 24 near the Wilder Road exit
when a, “A third car hit the side of our fire engine and then actually
rolled onto the embankment and hit three of our firefighters and also
the person we were taking the report from,” Chief Randy Bradley said.
Fire Captain Michael Rattery, and firefighters Kelly Morris
and Stephen Rogness were rushed to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut
Creek with non-life threatening injuries.
The rollover was actually the third crash along Highway 24.
Firefighters first responded to a single vehicle accident and parked
their fire truck to shield them from traffic. A second vehicle hit the
fire truck. Then, as firefighters were talking to that driver, an SUV
hit the fire truck, flipping over and skidding into several people
standing on the side of the road.