3 Fla. FFs injured in engine crash

The engine overturned Wednesday afternoon and landed among trees on the side of a highway


Dan Scanlan
The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Three Jacksonville firefighters received minor injuries Wednesday afternoon when the fire truck they were in crashed on Interstate 95 on the city's Southside, fire officials confirmed.

The crash saw the fire engine end up in the trees off the interstate south of Emerson Street and overturn just before 3 p.m., according to images from Florida Department of Transportation cameras near the scene.

A Florida Department of Transportation camera captured images of a Jacksonville fire engine being towed after overturning on the side of the highway. (Photo/Florida Department of Transportation)
A Florida Department of Transportation camera captured images of a Jacksonville fire engine being towed after overturning on the side of the highway. (Photo/Florida Department of Transportation)

A Jacksonville Fire and Rescue spokesman said the injuries were not serious, some of the firefighters already released from Baptist Hospital.

The crash caused big backups on the interstate heading into town on Wednesday afternoon, traffic camera images showing one lane shut down as a huge tow truck pulls the damaged fire engine out.

The fire department will update the incident later Wednesday.

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