Wednesday, March 13, 2013

OCFA: 4 Crew Injured - Rig Versus Tree - Fire Engine Destroyed

Officials say four Orange County firefighters were hospitalized after their fire engine hit a tree on the way to a medical call.
Officials say four Orange County firefighters were hospitalized after their fire engine hit a tree on the way to a medical call.
BUENA PARK, Calif.— Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Marc Stone says the engine was making a turn in Buena Park on Wednesday night when for some reason the firefighters lost control, running up a median and into a pine tree.
The four fighters were taken to University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange. He says the injuries range from minor to moderate but none of them are life-threatening.
The engine was heavily damaged and brought down the top of the tree.

The engine was turning from Crescent to a service road just west of Los Altos when the vehicle apparently went up on a median and struck a large pine tree.

"For some reason, they lost control," Stone said.
The passenger side of the engine reportedly struck the tree. Officials say wheel marks on the roadway indicate the engine swerved before the crash.
Four firefighters were taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange with minor to moderate injuries, Stone said, none of which are considered life-threatening.
The crash caused heavy damage to the engine, and led to the upper 10 to 15 feet of the pine tree falling down.
No other vehicles were damaged, and no other injuries were reported.
Authorities say westbound Crescent is temporarily closed in the area as investigators go over the scene
No other vehicles were involved and no one else was injured.
Source Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com 


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