Two Killed in CA Fire Apparatus Crash

On Thursday, October 07, 2010 at approximately 8:02 P.M., the Kern County (CA) Fire Department responded to a vehicle collision involving one of Kern County Fire Department’s ladder trucks.

An additional 17 Kern County firefighters responded to the incident. The crew of Truck 41 from Virginia Colony provided immediate assistance to the victims of the accident.

Upon arrival, crews were faced with a vehicle that had struck the ladder truck head on while traveling on Hwy 178 just east of Rancheria Rd.

The ladder truck, which is based in east Bakersfield on Mount Vernon Ave and Virginia Ave, was returning from a previous incident in Kern Canyon heading west bound when the collision occurred. Two persons in the car were declared deceased by Paramedics on scene. No injuries were sustained to the firefighters in the ladder truck.

The Kern County Fire Department was assisted by the Bakersfield Police Department, Bakersfield Fire Department, Kern County Sheriff and California Highway Patrol.

The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating as to the cause of the accident.

This press release taken from http://www.kget.com/news/local/story/Update-Fire-truck-crash-kills-two/t2ml3j6BT0qgodj2j84xUg.cspx.

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