STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) – The City of Staunton said a city fire engine was involved in a crash, and could be out for several months while it’s being repaired. The incident happened at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, according to the City.
In a press release, the City of Staunton said the engine was on North Augusta Street with its sirens and lights on when a vehicle allegedly pulled out in front of it from Baldwin Drive. The engine was unable to stop, and the City said it hit the vehicle on the passenger side.
The firefighters were uninjured, and began helping the three people who were in the vehicle. The City said there were minor injuries, and the three people in the vehicle were transported for evaluation.
The City of Staunton said the engine was responding to a possible fire in Verona, and that county crews were able to respond to the scene and determined there was no emergency.
The reserve fire engine will now be called up, and the damaged fire engine could be out for several months, according to the City of Staunton.
The Staunton Police Department is investigating the crash.