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3 Fla. FFs injured after apparatus collides with pickup truck, overturns

The firefighter who was driving suffered serious injuries, another had critical injuries and a third firefighter sustained minor injuries


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Joe Mario Pedersen
Orlando Sentinel

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Three Brevard County firefighters and a pickup truck driver were injured Sunday night after a vehicle crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

At around 10:30 p.m., a Brevard firetruck was traveling east on Burkholm Road and approaching the U.S. Highway 1 intersection in Mims, said FHP’s Lt. Tara Crescenzi. The firetruck attempted a right turn onto southbound U.S. 1 when a 2014 Ford pickup truck was also traveling south on the highway. The two vehicles collided in the intersection, Crescenzi said.

Three were injured in the firetruck including a 25-year-old man, listed as the driver, with serious injuries, a 39-year-old woman with critical injuries and a 53-year-old man with minor injuries.

The 35-year-old truck driver was also critically injured, Crescenzi said. All four were taken to the hospital.

The FHP’s report also lists all four victims were from Mims and were noted to have been wearing seatbelts.

Brevard County Fire Rescue was not immediately available for comment.


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