Bedford County (VA) Fire Apparatus Flips on Way to Call

A Bedford County (VA) fire truck on the way to a house call ran off the road and flipped.

Six volunteer firefighters were in the fire truck at the time.

The fire truck ended up doing a complete rotation before landing right side up on its tires in a steakhouse parking lot.

“He was a very experienced driver. He’s been with the department 25 years. He’s a big safety advocate within the county. It’s just one of those things that’s unfortunate,” said Forest Volunteer Fire Department Chief Nick Thomas of the driver.

The chief was not on the truck when the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. He met the six firefighters back at the firehouse later in the day.

“Other than their pride they seem to be OK. They have some cuts and scrapes and stitches but all of them are going to be OK,” Chief Thomas said.

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