Billerica (MA) Fire Department Ladder Truck Hits Bridge; Is Out of Commission

The department says it will be relying on mutual aid from other departments until the ladder is repaired.

A 2012 Billerica (MA) Fire Department ladder truck is out of commission after it struck the Mount Pleasant Street bridge Tuesday morning, reports wickedlocal.com.

A department member was transporting the apparatus back from Lowell around 9 a.m. following repairs when the accident happened, the report says.

There were no passengers or injuries, but the truck’s ladder was totaled—though the apparatus is otherwise operational. It’ll be sent to Attleborough for repairs, officials say.

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The bridge, which has been a bone of contention with regards to vehicles getting trapped or damaged, nor the MBTA train line that sits on it were damaged.

Officials say the driver, who was apologetic about the incident, was drug-tested, as is standard protocol for accidents on the job.

The department says it will be relying on mutual aid from other departments until the ladder is repaired.

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