BATAVIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — After being involved in a four-vehicle crash, three Ohio firefighters immediately started tending to the other victims.
Photo Stonelick Township Fire Chief Matthew Rose
This is the wreckage left behind after this 2005 Honda Civic was totaled in a four-car pile-up.
The Tuesday afternoon incident occurred when a car stopped at a red light was rear-ended, pushing both vehicles into the intersection, slamming into the firefighters' ambulance and another car, according to the Enquirer.
"It sounded like a bomb going off," Stonelick Township Fire Chief Matthew Rose said.
Chief Rose, along with the assistant chief and the trio of firefighters that were in the damaged ambulance helped the other motorists involved in the crash until other crews arrived.
The accident completely totaled one of the cars; firefighters have to cut open the wreckage to free one of the victims.
Despite heavy damage to the vehicles, only minor injuries were reported.
The three firefighters, Firefighter/EMT Greg Williams, Firefighter/EMT Jake Rose, and Firefighter Marcus Rose were taken to the hospital for treatment. Jake and Marcus are Chief Rose's nephews.
"I'm really proud of my guys. They stepped up and took care of what needed to be taken care of," Rose said.
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Rachel Lyndsey FarishThursday, November 08, 2012 11:20:22 AMThat is an awesome story! It is scary when rescue personnel are involved in accidents and most will not help because they were involved. Way to go guys for stepping up to task!
Adam JeskeThursday, November 08, 2012 11:27:27 AMGreat job by the Rose family as well as Firefighter Williams for stepping up when duty called! True heroes!
Soo MullenThursday, November 08, 2012 11:37:23 AMI would expect nothing less from the Rose family...known for their bravery and valor as they care for others....thank you guys...you always make us proud!
Leanna ChristieThursday, November 08, 2012 1:44:11 PMSo proud of my father Greg Williams. I have always looked up to him, and this is an example of why! :) Love you Dad.