Temple (TX) Fire & Rescue Fire Apparatus Damaged in Accident

Courtesy Fire Department Facebook

A Temple Fire & Rescue ladder truck suffered damage to a door when a car struck the truck on Interstate 35, reports Killeen Daily Herald.

The fire department posted to Facebook, “Early this morning while responding to Emergency Calls on Interstate 35, Fire Crews quickly found themselves involved in one as well. Just before 4:30am, Temple Fire & Rescue’s Ladder Truck 01, was struck by a vehicle that had lost control on the roadway. The crew members inside the apparatus, were able to stop remaining traffic, and render aid to the occupants of the vehicle that struck them. Firefighters extricated seven occupants from the vehicle. All were transported to the local ER, some having received serious and life threatening injuries. No fire department personnel were injured in this incident. We would like to use this unfortunate event to remind the public, to please drive appropriately for the road conditions.”

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