Motorist crashes into Calif. fire station twice

Firefighters returned from an emergency call to a motorist ramming into the fire station twice and narrowly missing several firefighters


By Joe Goldeen
The Record, Stockton, Calif.

MANTECA, Calif. — Firefighters had just returned from an emergency call to their station on South Union Road early Sunday morning when a motorist crashed into the front garage door, narrowly missing several firefighters who were just a few feet away, according to the Manteca Fire Department.

The car that rammed the door, described as a late-model gray or silver Toyota sedan, struck it a second time before fleeing the scene about 1:30 a.m. The station is at 1154 S. Union Road, just north of Highway 120.

A motorist in a late-model Toyota sedan crashed not once but twice into the front of the Manteca Fire Station on South Union Road early Sunday morning, narrowly missing firefighters a few feet away. The motorist fled the scene. (Photo/Tribune News Service, Manteca Fire Department)
A motorist in a late-model Toyota sedan crashed not once but twice into the front of the Manteca Fire Station on South Union Road early Sunday morning, narrowly missing firefighters a few feet away. The motorist fled the scene. (Photo/Tribune News Service, Manteca Fire Department)

No injuries were reported, but the fire station sustained significant damage, according to the department statement.

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©2019 The Record (Stockton, Calif.)

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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