A Nacogdoches Fire Department ladder truck crashed into a crosswalk signal pole and a streetlight pole after evasive action to avoid hitting a car, reports KLTV 7.
The city posted to Facebook, “The Nacogdoches Fire Department Ladder Truck was traveling Eastbound on Austin Street to assist on a medical call when a 2006 Black Sedan was stopped at the red light then proceeded to enter the intersection to cross once the light turned green. The Fire Engine was approaching with lights and sirens on when the Sedan entered the intersection. The driver of the Fire Engine took an evasive maneuver to avoid collision with the Sedan which resulted in the truck steering off the highway. The driver of the Fire Engine proceeded to collide with an electrical crosswalk signal pole and a street light pole causing significant damage to the truck. The 87 year old driver of the black sedan claims he did not hear the engine’s siren when he went to cross the intersection causing the engine to collide with the signal pole and street light. All parties are accounted for and there were no significant injuries at the scene.”