Ohio firefighter seriously injured in apparatus rollover

Benton Township Firefighter Ralph B. Law, 63, was responding to a structure fire at the time of the crash

The Portsmouth Daily Times, Ohio

LATHAM, Ohio — Troopers with the Portsmouth Post are investigating a one-vehicle crash on Lapperell Rd.

A Benton Township Fire Truck, driven by Ralph B Law, age 63 of Peebles Ohio, was responding to a structure fire. While the fire truck was northbound, it drove off the left side of the roadway. The driver attempted to correct the truck back to the right, causing the fire truck to overturn and coming to final rest on the right side of the road.


Camp Creek and surrounding communities. Please say a prayer for our brother with Benton FD who was injured in a vehicle accident while responding to a structure fire. #RalphLawStrong

Posted by Camp Creek FD on Friday, April 9, 2021

Mr. Law was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was transported from the scene by Med Flight to OSU Wexner Medical Center, in Columbus, Ohio with life threatening injuries. The roadway was closed for several hours while the crash was being investigated.

Troopers at the scene were assisted by the Pike County Sheriff Department, Pike County EMA, Piketon Police Department, Benton Twp. Fire and Rescue, Bainbridge Fire and Rescue, Jackson F.D. Hazmat and MedCare EMS.


(c)2021 The Portsmouth Daily Times (Portsmouth, Ohio)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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