Mass. FF injured in crash responding to medical call
Officials say the firefighter lost control of his pickup truck due to weather conditions and collided with another pickup
By Laura French
CUMMINGTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts firefighter was injured in a two-vehicle crash while responding to a medical call on Saturday.
The firefighter, who works for both the Cummington and Goshen fire departments, was eating breakfast at a restaurant when he received the call for a report of a cardiac arrest in Cummington, according to the Goshen Firefighters Association.
While en route to the scene in his pickup truck, the firefighter hit a patch of slush on the road and lost control of the truck, crossing the center line and colliding with another pickup. Firefighters said that five inches of snow had fallen overnight prior to the crash.
The force of the collision caused the airbags in both vehicles to deploy. Cummington and Goshen firefighters both responded to the scene, and the firefighter was evaluated by Highland Ambulance personnel. The firefighter was transported to the hospital after complaining of dizziness and shoulder pain. The driver of the other vehicle did not require medical attention.
The road was temporarily shut down as firefighters cleared away debris. The injured firefighter has since been released from the hospital.