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Firetruck Crash in New Jersey Injures 5 FF’s

Narrow Road, Wet Road

A BURLINGTON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, fire engine from the Lumberton Vol. Fire Company went off the road Wednesday night and wrecked, injuring five firefighters that were in the cab.

The truck was returning from a call around 7:30 pm and traveling along a narrow road in wet weather when it met an oncoming car.  As the engine driver eased over to pass the car, he went off the pavement and into a ditch while shearing the roof off of the pumper from tree limbs.

Pictured is Lumberton Engine 1311.  It has not been
confirmed if this unit, a 2004 KME, is the truck that
was in the accident.  (Lumberton FD website image)

The five FF's on board were all transported, but were soon released from medical care with only minor injuries.

The car that they passed continued on, but police say that the driver of the car is not considered to be at fault and they are not looking for him.

The Burlington County Times has the early REPORT.
Lumberton Fire Company No. 1 WEBSITE.

Hat tip:  Carmine S.

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