2 FFs injured in apparatus crash after operator loses consciousness

The engine was participating in a Memorial Day event and crashed into a tree when the firefighter who was driving became unconscious


By Laura French

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — A Texas fire engine crashed into a tree on Saturday after the firefighter who was driving lost consciousness. 

Pedernales Fire Department officials reported that the apparatus was participating in an annual Memorial Day event when the engine operator became unconscious and the engine struck a tree at about 20 miles per hour. 

A Pedernales Fire Department engine crashed into a tree Saturday after its operator lost consciousness. (Photo/Pedernales Fire Department)
A Pedernales Fire Department engine crashed into a tree Saturday after its operator lost consciousness. (Photo/Pedernales Fire Department)

Two firefighters were transported with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, and have since been released from the hospital, the department said in a tweet. 

 

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