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Loose Hoseline on Toledo (OH) Fire Apparatus Fatally Injures Man, Causes Damage

A loose fire hose trailing behind a Toledo (OH) fire apparatus injured one person and caused some damage earlier this week.

According to the local ABC affiliate, fire officials said Engine 9 was rushing to a house fire with its lights and sirens on when the hose became loose.

The 150-foot attack line struck a bicyclist and three cars, according to the report. The man who was struck suffered a broken leg and other injuries and was transported. Firefighters reportedly did not realize that the hose was dangling from the fire truck.

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UPDATE, 10/23: According to ABC 13 (, the 58-year-odl man struck by the hoseline in this incident has passed away.