Benton Township firefighter lost control of his fire truck
Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Staff
PIKE COUNTY, Ohio – 10 WBNS reports that a Benton Township firefighter suffered life-threatening injuries after his fire truck crashed in Pike County on Friday.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the firefighter was responding to a building fire around 11:30 a.m.
The fire truck was headed northbound on Lapperell Road near Green Ridge Road, west of Waverly, when the driver lost control and the truck went off the left side of the road.
The driver, 63-year-old Ralph Law, then tried to bring the truck back onto the road but the truck overturned.
The Scioto Post reports Law was flown by Medflight to OSU Wexner Medical center in Columbus with life threatening injuries.
Troopers said Law was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.