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
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.
Overnight, there was a horrible fire truck accident that injured four of our Fort Worth firefighters, one facing a critical injury. Our firefighters are always there for our community, and right now, we need the community’s prayers for their recovery and healing. Updates soon.— Mayor Mattie Parker (@MayorMattie) February 6, 2024
“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.