The Bedford Fire Department, located in the City of Bedford and serving as the county seat for the County of Bedford, is today dealing with a vehicle accident in which four of their members were injured. Their Engine 1, a 2007 Seagrave Marauder II, was responding to a fire on Peaks Street when it overturned the same road about three miles from the scene. According to sources in the area, and confirmed by WSET television, four members were transported to area hospitals – three by ground and one by air.
The Big Island VFD filled Company 1 while their members tended to the incident.
WSET Television: Four people are being treated in the hospital after a fire truck flipped over in Bedford Saturday afternoon.
Police say Peaks Street is blocked from Whitfield Drive to Boone Drive.
Several crews are on the scene at the intersection of Peaks Street and Boone Drive where a Bedford County fire truck landed on its side.
Bedford County Fire Chief Brad Creasy says the Company 1 Engine 1 truck was responding to a fire on 4159 Peaks Street.
Creasy says the four male department volunteer firefighters inside the truck were injured. Two were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital, one was taken to Bedford Memorial Hospital and one was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. Two received serious injuries and the other got minor injuries.
Officials are investigating the accident.
From: Four People in Hospital After Fire Truck Flips Over in Bedford – WSET.com – ABC13.
Rhett Fleitz, the FireCritic, also shares this story, as it occurred in the same area in which he lives: 4 Firefighters Injured in Bedford (VA) Fire
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