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Video: SUV crashes into fire truck on live TV

While giving a traffic update, an SUV was hit by a swerving vehicle, striking the apparatus

By FireRescue1 Staff

HOUSTON — Video shows an SUV crashing into a fire truck on live TV Wednesday morning.

KPRC's traffic reporter Jennifer Reyna was giving a live traffic update explaining that fire crews were leaving the scene of an earlier accident, when the crash occurred.

Reyna did not realize what happened until she was off the air.

A vehicle was traveling down the highway when it swerved to avoid one of the fire trucks and hit an SUV, which in turn crashed into a fire truck.

The SUV rolled over several times, but no serious injuries were reported.

Click to watch the video

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Dan Thie Dan Thie Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:49:16 PM Dumb ass drivers.
Jason Vennard Jason Vennard Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:20:06 PM Job Security
E Mark Baland E Mark Baland Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:33:07 PM Yeah the article describes it inaccurately, but we know this is a common problem. One of our Ladder companies has been hit four times at these scenes. Unsupervised humans!
Brandin Diewald Brandin Diewald Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3:49:14 PM People have no worry for anyone other then themselves come on now pay attention!
Jackie Luce Jackie Luce Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:25:56 PM Fire Dept. that have major highways may need to look at doing this.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:27:39 PM I'll never understand why departments respond with ladder trucks to a vehicle accident....that's why they make rescue trucks, which is what carries our rescue tools....
Joshua Stewart Joshua Stewart Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:45:09 PM We respond with one rescue truck, one engine, and one brush truck. We use the engine since it is bigger to help block traffic and lessen the risk of injury while we are cleaning up or tearing apart the vehicles.
Joe Robinson Joe Robinson Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:24:45 PM dumbass (job security).
Steven Jackson Steven Jackson Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:56:47 AM I wonder if the dumbass in the car was texting......
David E Williamson David E Williamson Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:08:57 PM Some larger cities have rescue tools on the ladder truck. The reason for this is there are more ladder truck within those cities then they have rescues. Our city has 2 rescues for the entire city which covers a department of 42 fire stations. We have 19 ladders that can respond. The rescues are dispatched but if a ladder can get there quicker and pop a door thay can release to rescue who might already be assigned to another incident.
Luis R. Ybarra Luis R. Ybarra Friday, November 16, 2012 8:10:02 AM The engine is for pt care the second closest unit which in this case was a trk is for traffic safety.
Joe Koubek Joe Koubek Friday, November 16, 2012 6:09:15 PM Everybody out of the gene pool!
David Beaulieu David Beaulieu Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:44:11 PM dumb drivers
Matt Brown Matt Brown Friday, November 30, 2012 4:20:42 PM The video speaks for itself, I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.

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