Five Firefighters (NY) Injured as Plattekill Fire Truck Overturns

A Plattekill fire truck overturned on Prospect Hill Road Saturday night injuring all five firefighters on board, reports The Times Herald-Record.

The fire truck, which was heading out eastbound on Prospect Hill Road to a traffic accident on the New York State Thruway at about 9 p.m., when it swerved to avoid a car going west that crossed the double yellow line on the rain-slicked road, police said. The truck went out of control, struck a guardrail, flipped on its side, rolled and came to rest on its roof, police said.

Three of the firefighters were transported to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie and two were transported to the Newburgh campus of the St. Lukes / Cornwall Hospital. The extent of the injuries they suffered was not known as of early Sunday morning, police said, but were not considered life threatening.

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