Fla. man seriously injured in head-on crash with fire engine

Firefighters were transported to the hospital for evaluation


Patricio G. Balona
The Daytona Beach News-Journal

ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. — A man was seriously injured when his sport utility vehicle crashed head-on with a Volusia County fire truck in Ormond-by-the-Sea on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The crash occurred at 12:04 p.m. at Ocean Shore Boulevard and Sandra Drive, dispatchers confirmed.

An SUV driver was seriously injured in a head-on collision with a fire engine on Monday.
An SUV driver was seriously injured in a head-on collision with a fire engine on Monday. (Photo/David Tucker, The Daytona Beach News-Journal)

Authorities said the SUV, believed to be a Chevy Tahoe, was driving recklessly just before it crashed with the firetruck.

First responders arriving on scene said a man in the SUV was a trauma alert and called a helicopter to transport him to the hospital.

Authorities said preliminary reports indicate the firefighters were not injured but were transported by a battalion chief to the hospital for medical evaluation.

Paramedics transporting the man extricated from the SUV said he was suffering from a cut to to the forehead and injuries to his chest and abdomen.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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