Our thoughts and prayers are with the Battle Creek, Michigan Firefighters, and families as a firetruck flipped causing extensive damage. Reports indicate the injuries were not life threatening. More on the story below. We wish a speedy recovery to those involved.
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Battle Creek Enquirer – “Four Battle Creek firefighters suffered minor injuries when their fire engine went out of control and rolled onto its side Sunday.
Battle Creek police reported the accident about 1:15 p.m. on Washington Avenue near Battle Creek Avenue.
All four firefighters were taken to Bronson Battle Creek, but police reported they appeared to have suffered just scrapes and bruises. Police said all four were briefly trapped in the engine.
The engine was northbound on Washington Avenue traveling from Station 6 on the city’s south side to a residential fire call in the 400 block of North Washington Avenue.
City officials said the cause of the accident appears to be icy and slippery road conditions.
Two heavy tow trucks were needed to pull the engine back onto his wheels. The truck was heavily damaged.
Crews removed hoses and other equipment from the engine and hauled it to a waiting panel truck. Washington Avenue was closed between Rittenhouse and Fountain avenues for about 3 1/2 hours.”