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Ga. firefighters ejected in fire truck rollover

After blowing a tire the newly purchased ladder truck overturned on its way to its new home


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By Bill Carey

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — Two Georgia firefighters were injured when the fire truck they were driving blew a tire and overturned on Interstate 95 in Virginia.

The 1999 ladder truck had been purchased by the Waynesville, Georgia Fire Department from Granville, New York, when a rear tire blew and caused the driver to lose control, The Progress Index reported.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Jessica Shehan said the truck ran into the median, then back onto the highway when it flipped over.

The driver and passenger were thrown from the truck. The driver was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger was flown to a hospital with serious injuries.

The investigation of the crash is ongoing.