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.
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.
For immediate release: Today at approximately 10:30AM Engine 801 was participating in a memorial day festivity when the driver lost consciousness. Engine 801 collided with a tree at approximately 20 mph. Two members of the crew were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.— Pedernales Fire Dept (@pedernales_fire) May 23, 2020