Tuesday, August 9, 2011

MO Firefighters Recover After Accident Involving Apparatus

From KMOV.com:
Two firefighters suffered injuries Monday after an accident involving a fire truck on Highway B near Doe Run, Missouri. That is in St. Francois County, Missouri.

Authorities say around 4 p.m., a tanker in Doe Run was on its way to a house fire on Highway B near Crocker Court when the driver, William Nokes, 36, was going too fast around a curve. This sent the tanker off the road where it flipped over and rolled, totaling the vehicle.

The driver was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, suffering only minor injuries. Another firefighter, 17-year-old Haylie Hagermann, was airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her injuries are described as moderate.

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