A Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District fire truck succumbed to slippery roads as crews responded to an emergency medical call.
The vehicle was en route to assist an EMS unit with a medical emergency on March 3, when it reportedly hit a patch of ice, slid off the roadway, and hit a retaining wall. The incident occurred at the residence where the EMS unit was operating.
The unit did not sustain any damage, the district reported, and it was pulled out by a tow truck. The retaining wall that the vehicle hit suffered minor damage.
The patient was transported to a local hospital, in stable condition.
At the time of the incident, the district says the truck was using chains it was moving slowly. This is the only crash involving district apparatus this winter.
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