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Fire truck slides down icy road, barely misses child, woman

Icy roads caused the apparatus to slip and slide for an entire block

WORCESTER, Mass. —In Worcester, rain and ice slicked the roads, causing a fire truck to slide down Catherine Street sideways. Leonarda Santiago was getting out of a minivan with her niece’s 6-year-old son Jose. They could have been killed, but she acted quickly.

“When she saw the fire truck sliding down the hill, she got him and they started running, but they fell in the street. Luckily, I guess it hit cars and that’s when it stopped sliding down the hill,” said a firefighter. 

Firefighters had responded to calls that a vehicle had crashed into a house because of the icy roads. The ladder truck stopped on a steep, icy hill that hadn’t been treated yet. Three men were on Ladder Two.

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