Bakersfield, CA – KGET reports that emergency services needed assistance of their own when their firetruck was struck by a vehicle while they responded to a rollover crash on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.
The incident occurred just after 12:30 PM in the eastbound lanes of Highway 178 near the Oswell Street onramp. Emergency services were dispatched to the scene following reports of a vehicle that had rolled over and come to rest in a bushy embankment.
Firefighters were engaged in extricating a person from the overturned vehicle as part of their rescue operations when a second vehicle collided with a Bakersfield Fire Department engine parked along the side of the roadway.
Fortunately, no firefighters sustained injuries in the secondary collision. The driver of the second vehicle, however, suffered minor injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol. The injured individual was promptly attended to and, following assessment, transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
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