Firetruck Involved in Crash in Dallas

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013  |  Updated 4:00 PM CDT
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DFR Engine Involved in Crash

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Dallas Fire-Rescue on the scene of an accident involving one of their trucks Tuesday afternoon.

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A Dallas Fire-Rescue firetruck ended up on someone's front lawn after a crash Tuesday morning.

According to DFR, the fire engine was driving down Fordham Road, responding to a call with its lights and sirens running.

A vehicle in front of the fire engine began to slow down and firefighters thought the driver was yielding the right-of-way. The driver then suddenly made a left turn directly in front of the fire truck.

The impact pushed the car approximately 100 feet, DFR said, through a utility pole and into the front yard of a residence.

The firefighters onboard, who were all uninjured, were able to get out and assist the driver who had to be extricated from the vehicle. The driver was communicating with firefighters and was transported to an area hospital in an unknown condition.

Dispatchers sent a second fire engine to the original call, who were able to extinguish the small fire quickly.

Oncor said only about four customers lost power due to the damaged utility pole.

The Dallas Police Department is investigating the crash.

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