One Person Charged After Accident with Richmond (VA) Fire Apparatus

Courtesy Fire Department Facebook

Richmond firefighters are reminding residents about public safety after a fire truck on the scene was involved in an accident, reports ABC 8 News.

The fire department posted to Facebook, “At approximately 10:12 a.m., crews responded to the report of a vehicle fire on Interstate 95 South at mile marker 72 between Maury Street and Bells Road. Engine 5 (1 fire lieutenant + 3 firefighters) arrived first and started to put out a fire in the vehicle’s engine compartment. Truck 2 (1 fire captain + 3 firefighters) was held to block. That means when the Truck 2 crew got to the scene, they activated their lights and began to angle the fire truck to block the Engine 5 crew. While that was happening, a vehicle crashed into Truck 2 and subsequently hit another vehicle in the next lane. Thankfully, none of our firefighters were injured. A Richmond Ambulance Authority crew then arrived on scene and examined the driver of the striking vehicle. Virginia State Police has charged that driver with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle (https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/46.2-861.1/). Truck 2 was towed from the scene with significant damage to the front axle assembly. So the crew switched over to a reserve vehicle and continued on with their day. We are just grateful they could.”

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