Elbert County, GA, 75, Hurt When Fire Truck Rolls Over

Elbert County Fire Department/Facebook Photo

A fire truck responding to a structure fire rolled over in Elbert County, GA, causing minor injuries to a firefighter in the afternoon on Wednesday, Dec. 30, according to a report published by The Elberton Star.

According to the report firefighter John Luna, 75, was responding to a structure fire, traveling on Harpers Ferry Road, when the truck’s right front and rear tires ran off the road and came back on the pavement, causing the truck to slide, pushing it to the opposite side of the road causing it to overturn, the newspaper reported.

The driver of the truck, who suffered minor injuries, reported the accident himself and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

According to Elbert County Fire Department’s Facebook page posting, Firefighter Luna was checked out and released from the hospital last night and is OK. The department asks for prayers for his recover as he was “bruised and bumped up pretty good.”

“We are so very thankful that John is okay,” Elbert County Fire Department stated. “Thank you to all Elbert County Firefighters, EMS, ECSO and 911 for taking care of one our own.”

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