Tiny Pickup Broadsides Big Pumper
A HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, FIRE ENGINE ended up on its side around 7:20 pm Central Friday after a small pickup truck broadsided it in a Houston suburb.
The engine from the Cloverleaf Volunteer Fire Department was on the street running an errand and not more than a block from the firehouse when the Dodge pickup blew through a stop sign with enough speed and force to knock the pumper onto its side.
The driver and passenger in the pickup were both heavily entrapped and had to be extricated before they were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The four firefighters were treated and released at the hospital.
KTRK-TV Ch. 13 posted this video report from the scene:
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