Funeral details have been released for Hanover County (Virginia) Fire Lieutenant Brad Clark, 43, killed in the Line of Duty after a tractor-trailer struck his fire apparatus, which then struck him and his crew while working a crash during Tropical Storm Michael Thursday night.
Visitation will take place at the Woody Funeral Home on Parham Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. as well as 6 to 8 p.m. (1771 North Parham Road)
The memorial service for Lt. Clark will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Meadow Event Park. (Farm Bureau Center — 13191 Dawn Boulevard)
Officials said a reception will follow the service.
Lt. Clark was killed and three other firefighters were injured in the Line of Duty after troopers said their fire apparatus was rear-ended on I-295 near Pole Green Road at 9 p.m.. The southbound tractor-trailer rear-ended the fire engine and struck four firefighters who were outside the fire engine.
2 other Firefighters were transported to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. A fourth firefighter was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Firefighter/Medic #1 is stable and Firefighter/Medic #2 is in serious, but stable condition.
The tractor-trailer ran into the back of the fire apparatus while it was stopped in the far left lane and shoulder–the engine’s emergency lights were activated. The tractor-trailer struck the four firefighters while they were outside the engine.
Driver Lester Labarge, 49, of California, Md., was charged with reckless driving and cited for defective brakes, authorities said. Labarge was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.The crash remains under investigation, and additional charges are pending.
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS:
While it is clear that Lt Clark & his crew did everything exactly as trained, tragedy still struck due to a reckless tractor trailer drivers actions.
To HONOR the life of Lt Clark and his crew, why not spend this week getting your members trained on traffic incident management-in the firehouse or home-and at no cost.
PLEASE consider this life saving training for all of your members: