Texas firefighter hurt after car crashes into ladder truck on scene

The ladder truck was blocking traffic during an extrication call when another vehicle crashed into it

By FireRescue1 Staff

PLANO, Texas — A firefighter was injured after a car crashed into a ladder truck that was blocking traffic Sunday morning.

CBS DFW reported that Plano Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a car crash shortly after 2 a.m. Witnesses said a victim was trapped in a vehicle with injuries. Crews treated and transported the patient to a hospital. The driver of the second vehicle was also extricated and transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

However, while the ladder truck was blocking traffic, another vehicle crashed into it. 

A firefighter was injured in the crash and transported to a hospital for evaluation. The firefighter has since been released from the hospital, according to the report. 

"Plano Fire-Rescue utilizes large apparatus at motor vehicle crashes on major highways to block and slow traffic while fire and police crews work the crash scene," the department wrote on Facebook. "This work often involves patient extrication, treatment and accident investigation and can be very involved. Having a large piece of apparatus like a fire engine or ladder truck block traffic provides somewhat of a barrier for this work."


A Plano Fire-Rescue ladder truck was struck by a vehicle while working an early morning motor vehicle crash on...

Posted by Plano Fire-Rescue on Sunday, November 3, 2019

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