False Alarm Takes Tragic Toll

False Alarm Takes Tragic Toll

Baltimore, Md., which has had its share of fire apparatus accidents resulting from false alarms, chalked up another tragic story on April 7, 1955.

Nine-year-old La Ramona Willinghans was struck and critically injured by a piece of fire apparatus as she played in the street. Her left arm was torn off at the elbow.

The apparatus was answering a call that proved to be false.

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