Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A TOWER-LADDER TRUCK FROM THE Antwerp Fire Brigade in Belgium was responding to a chimney fire Monday evening around 7:40 pm when it collided with an articulated transit bus at an intersection.
According to news reports, both drivers tried to evade the crash, but the bus still grazed the firetruck in the rear side causing it to swerve and then roll over. By good fortune the truck narrowly missed crashing against a house, instead landing in the yard.
The truck had three firefighters on board, all of whom were injured. Two of them were not seriously hurt, but the third received a head injury and was hospitalized.
There were no passengers on the bus. The driver was uninjured.