Published on: December 4th, 2013
Two Clermont County, Ohio firefighters were hospitalized Monday after a Union Township fire truck and a dump truck collided.
From WKRC: “Police tell Local 12 the dump truck driver made a right turn into a construction zone, from a left hand turn lane, putting it in the path of the fire truck.”
Union Township Fire Chief Stan Deimling told WLWT.com, ”If you look at the front of the truck, the windshields are actually exploded out the front . When they went over the embankment, if they weren’t wearing seat belts, they would have been ejected from the vehicle and been severely injured or worse.”
The dump truck driver was also taken to the hospital, but the injuries to the firefighters and truck driver are said to be non-life threatening, WKRC reported.
Deimling told WLWT.com the fire truck could be a complete loss.