While Willing (NY) firefighters were responding to a residence fire, their fire truck rolled backwards, struck a Willing police car that was just leaving the scene and then struck a parked truck, causing a chain-reaction accident with two other parked vehicles.
Firefighters say that the emergency brake was on and the wheel chock was under the wheel.
The fire truck and the other vehicles were on the right side of the road when the truck started rolling backwards.
Willing firefighter Jim Youmans ran over to try to get into the fire truck and prevent the accident, but was unable to do so.
Youmans said, “I tried to get in the passenger door and it picked up speed so fast that I was afraid I was going to get hurt. I jumped out of the way.
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