Georgia State Patrol investigating two fire truck wrecks

  • Source: Fox 5 Atlanta
  • Published: 01/22/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: It’s been a tough couple of weeks for firefighters in Walton County and Social Circle. There have been two fire truck wrecks at nearly the same spot. A Social Circle firefighter remained at Grady Memorial Hospital’s ICU, while three other firefighters are at home recovering. The Georgia State Patrol is examining both wrecks to see if it was a terrible coincidence or if roadway improvements might be needed. Social Circle Fire Department Chief Ken Zaydel showed FOX 5 News the spot on Hawkins Academy Road where last Friday afternoon a Social Circle Fire Department truck crashed when responding to a structure fire about a quarter mile away. A week earlier a Walton County Fire Department truck crashed at nearly the same spot, about 40 feet away. “It’s rare, it’s almost unheard of,” said Chief Zaydel. He said Georgia State Patrol’s SCRT, Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, is comparing notes on the two crashes to determine if it was just a terrible coincidences or more needs to be done for safety. Walton County’s Fire Rescue Fire needs answers too. In total four firefighters, two from Walton, two from Social Circle, were injured.


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