Ore. fire engine, police vehicles struck twice at crash scene

Two semi-trucks collided with the emergency vehicles, one of which fled the scene

By Laura French

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Two semi-trucks collided with emergency vehicles at a crash scene on Saturday morning, one of which fled the scene. 

The first semi-truck collided with a Klamath County Fire District 1 engine and a Klamath Falls City Police patrol vehicle that were parked at the scene of an earlier crash, according to Klamath Falls News. Officials said the semi driver failed to stop after the collision. 

The second semi-truck hit the fire engine and all three police patrol vehicles parked at the scene. The driver of the second semi remained at the scene following the crash. 


Engine 3114 was struck by a semi while working the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 97 at Dan O’Brien Way. The Engine suffered significant damage. No KCFD1 personnel were injured. OSP is investigating.

Posted by Klamath County Fire District No. 1 on Saturday, December 12, 2020

KCFD1 asks all motorists to slow down and pull over for emergency vehicles.

Posted by Klamath County Fire District No. 1 on Saturday, December 12, 2020

Officials reported no injuries to first responders in either crash. 

The driver who fled had not yet been located as of Saturday night, according to the Herald and News. The driver who remained at the scene was issued a citation. 

Road conditions were reportedly icy at the time of the collisions. 

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