2 volunteer Va. firefighters injured in engine rollover

The Mangohick firefighters were responding to a non-emergency medical call when the crash occurred


Em Holter
The Daily Press

MANGOHICK, Va. — Two Mangohick volunteer firefighters were transported and released from the VCU Medical Center Wednesday night after their fire engine rolled over on Herring Creek Road.

According to a statement released by the Mangohick Volunteer Fire Department, the department was responding to a non-emergency medical call around 8:30 p.m. when the engine turned over and hit an embankment.

The accident left one firefighter trapped in the front of the engine. King William Fire and EMS and the West Point Fire Department responded to help at the scene.

While the department is unclear as to what caused the accident, it suspects the narrow road, lack of shoulders and recent weather conditions could have caused the crash. The King William Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of the incident.

The two firefighters involved in the accident are at home resting and no one else was injured, the release stated.

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(c)2021 the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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