None Seriously Hurt
A BEDFORD, VIRGINIA, FIRE ENGINE rolled over while responding to a grass fire Saturday just before noon Eastern.
There were four firefighters in the cab and all were transported. At first it was feared that two of them were seriously injured and they were airlifted to a trauma center, but it turned out that they were not so critical. The Bedford Fire Department posted the following notice on their Facebook page Saturday evening:
Today, December 1st at 11:52am Bedford Fire Department's Engine 1 was involved in a single vehicle accident while responding to a reported brush fire in the 4100 block of Peaks Rd. Firefighters on the truck immediately called for assistance at the accident which was in the 1200 block of Peaks Street in the City of Bedford. Four firefighters were injured, but with non-life threatening injuries and all have been released from the hospital. The accident is still under investigation.
We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this incident and our Brothers from around the County for staffing our station during and after the incident.
We are back in service and will be there if you need us.
WSET-TV Lynchburg filed this video report from the scene:
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