Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fire Truck Accident

A wooden bridge collapsed early Monday morning as firefighters were driving a fire truck over it, sending the truck into a creek.

It happened about 3 a.m. on Pigeon Roost near Warfield.

Warfield Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Alex Alley was driving the truck.
Firefighter Rhonda Estepp was in the passenger seat.

The truck fell about 25 feet.

The two firefighters in the cab were taken to Three Rivers Hospital in Louisa. Estepp suffered sprains in her neck, back, and arm. Alley had a concussion.

The Warfield Fire Department says they'll be able to call out the Kermit, W.Va. or Inez fire departments for help, if necessary, until they can get that truck replaced.