4 firefighters injured after CAL FIRE engine flips on rural Tulare County road

  • Source: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Frenso/Visalia
  • Published: 09/05/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: It was an alarming sight, a CAL FIRE truck flipped over and smashed items littered across the ground. Detectives say the firefighter driving the truck lost control in the small town of Ducor, just south of Porterville, and the firefighting vehicle flipped multiple times. The driver suffered major injuries in the crash and is being treated at Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, while the other three firefighters only had minor injuries. "It is a difficult thing to witness and something even more difficult for those firefighters," said Toni Davis, from CAL FIRE. The crash happened at 8:30 am Wednesday on Avenue 56. As the team approached the intersection with Road 240, the driver lost control. CHP Officer Marc McWilliams says that the firefighting vehicle, "Veered off to the north shoulder, overcorrected to the left, went off the roadway and then overturned."


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