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2 injured after vehicle strikes Phoenix fire truck on I-10

Jun 2, 2019, 9:19 AM | Updated: 5:32 pm
(Photo courtesy of ABC 15)...
(Photo courtesy of ABC 15)
(Photo courtesy of ABC 15)

PHOENIX — A 23-year-old male struck a Phoenix fire truck at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, resulting in injuries to the driver and one firefighter.

Engine 24 was responding to a car fire on westbound Interstate 10 when the driver collided with the fire truck.

“When we work on the freeways, that’s a very dangerous position for us to be in due to all the cars moving at a high rate of speed,” said Phoenix Fire Department Captain Kenny Overton.

“So we take precautions and angle fire trucks to block off lanes of traffic so we can work and protect the safety of our members and any civilians or people that might be around,”

“So this is a case where that probably worked out in our favor. This vehicle struck the fire truck from behind at a very high rate of speed but because of the precautions we had taken on the front end, nobody in the working area was seriously injured.”

The 23-year-old male was transported to a hospital in stable condition and one firefighter was also transported as a cautionary measure.

What caused the accident is currently unknown.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investing the incident.

“I think it speaks to the professionalism and the training of our fire crews that were taking care of one emergency that became involved in another emergency and they were able to switch gears and quickly respond to that and render aid to that person who collided with the fire truck,” Overton said.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Amy Phol contributed to this report.

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2 injured after vehicle strikes Phoenix fire truck on I-10