Anderson County (KY) Firefighters Hurt in Crash Released from Hospital

Several Anderson County firefighters who were hurt when their fire truck crashed have been released from the hospital, reports wkyt.com.

Witnesses said the fire truck ran off Puckett Road and crashed into a tree.

Neighbors on Puckett Road said they were eating dinner around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when they heard a loud crash. When they went outside, they saw that a fire truck had slammed into a tree after traveling several dozen feet in a ditch along the roadway.

Alton Station firefighters were on their way to offer assistance with another wreck near the intersection of Puckett and Hammonds Creek roads when the collision occurred.

Battalion Chief Chris Harrod says the crew was heading to a wreck near the intersection of Puckett and Hammonds Creek roads when the accident happened, “They came up on the radio when you could hear a change in their voice. You could tell something had gone wrong,”

According to Harrod they believe one of the truck’s tires slipped off the road and the truck ran into a large branch, which peeled back the metal roof of the cab, “The firefighter was kind of laid over the engine compartment and was able to get away from all of the tangled metal here,”

Harrod says five of the firefighters inside the truck were taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center. The sixth one went to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

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