Fire Service News: Video Shows San Francisco (CA) Fire Apparatus Striking Motorcyclist

09/16/2013
Surveillance video shows a purportedly drunk firefighter operating a ladder truck and crashing into a motorcyclist, according to a KGO-TV report. Beside the collision, there is an open corruption investigation into the San Francisco Fire Department regarding the case. Firefighter Michael Quinn, 43, had just left station one in a ladder truck on a Saturday night in June on what turned out to be a false alarm. He drove three blocks until the surveillance video picks up. The video shows Quinn blowing through a red light and smashing into the motorcycle, sending the rider into a fire hydrant. Fire department rules state the driver has to have control of an intersection before going through, b...

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