Two Newton (GA) Firefighters Hurt in Apparatus Rollover

Two Newton (GA) firefighters were hurt when the fire truck they were in “t-boned” a passenger vehicle Tuesday night, pushing it several hundred yards before both vehicles went off the road and the fire truck rolled over, according to report published by The Covington News. One of the firefighters suffered a head injury when an SCBA inside the vehicle broke loose and hit him in the head the newspaper reported.

The crash happened on Georgia Highway 36 when the Newton fire truck was headed to a fire call when a car pulled into its path, the paper reported. Both firefighters, where tossed about inside the truck were hospitalized after the crash, the paper reported.

Although there were no reported fatalities, the extent of the firefighters’ injury was not known last night, the paper reported.

The engine involved in the crash is from Fire Station 1 on Covington Bypass Road, the paper reported, adding the crash is under investigation by Newton County Sheriff’s Office, the newspaper reported.

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