Traveling on Rain-Slick Road
AN ODEN RIDGE VFD ENGINE went out of control in Morgan County, Alabama, Wednesday afternoon after sliding off the roadway while responding on a fire call. The truck first went off the pavement and took down a mailbox before the 18-yr.-old driver overcorrected and sailed across the road and into a house, coming to rest partly in the living room.
Nobody was home at the time except for a startled exterminator who called the owner to tell her what happened. WHNT-TV tells,
Homeowner Rita Williamson found out about the crash from (the exterminator).
"He called me and said don't get upset. That is always a red flag that something bad has happened. He said a fire truck just went through your house," said Williamson.
Williamson and her son rushed home to see it for themselves.
WAFF-TV Ch. 48 filed this brief video report:
There was only one other passenger in the firetruck, another teenager. Both of them had their seatbelts on and received minor injuries. They were treated and released.
Read more details from WHNT HERE.
Firegeezer adds that close look at the photo suggests there may have been a rollover as well. One of the neighbors claimed that the truck had "flipped," but no statement has been made by either the FD or the sheriff's office.
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