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Monday, April 12, 2010

Fire Truck Flips Over, Sending Firefighters to Hospital

Four firefighters in Framingham were taken to a hospital after their fire truck rolled over and hit a telephone pole while returning from a call. Although all four had only minor injuries and have been sent home, the fire truck was declared a total loss.

Apparently the driver of the nine-year-old truck lost control, said Gary Daugherty, chief of the city’s fire department. “There was no emergency speed, there was no siren, no red lights, nothing. …For some reason, we had this accident.”

There was no immediate information available about road conditions or the speed of the truck, which ended up flipped over in a front yard.

Investigators of the accident will examine the truck’s computer. “We do have another truck that’s similar to this, and if it’s a mechanical problem then we want to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” said Daugherty.

Any truck accident can be a serious affair. In this case, with firefighters riding inside a city vehicle while on a call, questions of municipal liability also arise. For example, the home owner in whose front yard the vehicle came to rest might be entitled to damages.

The Cochran Firm and its experienced lawyers nationwide are ready to help you receive the compensation you deserve if you have been the victim of a similar accident. Please contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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