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Texas FFs injured, 1 critically, after being ejected in fire truck crash

Four Fort Worth firefighters were injured when their fire engine overturned while responding to a fire

Editor’s Note: The Fort Worth Fire Department has provided an update on the conditions of the injured firefighters, 'Texas FFs recovering from injuries in fire engine crash

By Bill Carey

FORT WORTH, Texas — Four Fort Worth firefighters were injured, one critically after being ejected, when their fire truck overturned while responding to a fire.

Fire department officials said the crash occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 6 at the intersection of Village Creek Road and Wilbarger Street, WFAA reported.

The driver of the fire engine lost control at the intersection and crashed into a tree, KDFW reported. The driver was pinned in the crash and is listed in serious condition.

“This job is risky. There are times that people see us at school teaching kids and reading at libraries and there are also times when people call us for emergency help. This was one of those times,” Fort Worth Fire Department PIO Craig Trojacek said. “There was a house on fire. They called 911. We were trying to get there as quickly as we could. So if there was a life that needed to be saved on that location, it was going to be handled correctly.”

One person was injured in the house fire.