A Jeffersonville fire truck ran off the road in heavy rain Saturday, sending three crew members to the hospital as a precaution.
Truck No. 45 was responding to a report of a lightning strike and possible house fire when the accident happened about 4:50 p.m. in the 3100 block of Charlestown Pike, according to a news release from the Jeffersonville Fire Department.
The truck was headed northeast on Charlestown Pike when its right front tire slid off the road, just north of the entrance to Evergreen Circle. The road was so soft that the driver couldn’t correct the slide.
The truck ended up hitting a utility pole and several small trees, then came to rest in a creek bed. The vehicle was upright and no rescue was required, said Fire Chief W. Eric Hedrick.
None of the crew members appeared to be injured, but they were taken to Clark Memorial Hospital by ambulance as a precaution, Hedrick said. Their names have not been released.
A drug test was administered to the driver in accordance with Jeffersonville city policy, according to the release. The results are not yet available, Hedrick said.
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