Leoma Fire Dept. rescue truck crashes on way to call

Leoma Fire Department rescue truck crash

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN)A Leoma Fire Department rescue truck was involved in a single-vehicle crash Thursday as its crew responded to a call.

At 2 p.m., the truck was dispatched to an emergency call where a piece of heavy equipment had overturned several times, critically injuring it’s operator.

While on their way to the scene, the responding vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Two firefighters on the truck during the crash were treated on the scene and transported by Lawrence County EMS to Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital of Lawrenceburg where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Mutual Aid units from Center Point, Loretto, and New Prospect Fire Department’s responded on to the heavy equipment accident, while additional units from Leoma and New Prospect Fire Department’s responded to the scene of the rescue truck crash.

Additional units from the Lawrenceburg Fire Department were placed on standby to cover the effected service area.

Fire Department response to the Leoma Fire District will not be interrupted because of the loss of the apparatus, as a local fire apparatus dealer has provided the department with a loaner unit to use temporarily.

The crash is being investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

 

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