Published on: April 18th, 2014
A South Carolina rescue truck was damaged Wednesday night when it was hit from behind by an SUV.
Piercetown Fire Chief Andrew Massey said that his fire department was responding to a driver whose tire had blown out on the northbound side of I-85 around 7:30 p.m.
The department’s rescue truck had stopped to help the motorist when an SUV ran into the back of the fire vehicle, Massey said.
The driver of the SUV is identified as a reporter from Georgia who was travelling with his girlfriend, according to IndependentMail.com.
From the Newnan Times-Herald:
[Bradley] Hartsell had to be extricated and was flown by air ambulance to Greenville Memorial Hospital. His girlfriend was taken by ground ambulance. She was listed in serious condition by the hospital Thursday afternoon.
Hartsell had a severely broken leg, collapsed lung, brain concussion and other injuries.