A veteran captain with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was seriously injured Sunday morning when the fire engine he was driving crashed and overturned on Interstate 10 near Lenox Avenue, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said the truck was heading east about 9 a.m. when the driver lost control of the truck, which caused it to veer off the highway and hit the guardrail, going through it and onto the grass shoulder, where it flipped on its side.
Capt. Daniel Arms, 53, was the only person in the fire truck at the time.
Interim JFRD Chief Keith Powers said prior to the crash, Rescue 32 had responded to a call about a patient with breathing issues. He said Arms stayed behind while the rest of the crew went to a hospital with the patient. He was going to drive the engine and pick them up.
A 911 call came in at 9:01 a.m. notifying authorities that a JFRD engine had hydroplaned and overturned.