Two Charlotte (NC) Fire Apparatus from Same Station Overturn Within Months

A fire truck rushing to a call crashed in a south Charlotte neighborhood and flipped over into a woman’s backyard Sunday.

Four firefighters were in the truck when it flipped over but are now ok.

The crashed happened less than a mile away from Fire Station 32 and it isn’t the first time a fire truck from that fire station has been involved in an accident.

Charlotte Fire officials said four firefighters with Ladder 32 were traveling down Community House Road responding to a residential fire alarm. 

Officials said the firefighter who was driving somehow lost control of the fire truck, slammed into a fence and flipped the truck onto its side. That firefighter was transported and released from CMC Main with a minor hand injury.

Back in May, another major crash happened just three miles away involving the same fire station.

Four firefighters from Station 32 were hurt after their fire truck flipped over and caught fire as they were responding to a medical call in the Bridge Hampton neighborhood near Audrey Kell.

Fire officials said speed was a factor in that crash. The driver was going 44 in a 25 mph zone. The firefighter was suspended.

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