Fire Truck Overturns, 4 Firefighters go to Hospital

Fire Truck Overturns, 4 Firefighters go to Hospital

Posted: Updated:
Credit: Tyler Roakes, South Charlotte Sports Report
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:59:50 GMT
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
  • Men Walk in High Heels for "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes"

    Men Walk in High Heels for "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes"

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:46:56 GMT
    More than 100 men took the streets to walk a mile in high heels. There was a special reason behind it all; it was to raise money for Safe Alliance, a non-profit organization in Charlotte. Safe Alliance assists and houses victims of domestic violence.
    More than 100 men took the streets to walk a mile in high heels. There was a special reason behind it all; it was to raise money for Safe Alliance, a non-profit organization in Charlotte. Safe Alliance assists and houses victims of domestic violence.
  • Burying Chickens Alive: Local petition gaining thousands of signatures

    Burying Chickens Alive: Local petition gaining thousands of signatures

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:00:14 GMT
    A video showing chickens allegedly being buried alive that has gone viral this summer has gained over 150,000 petitioners through a local animal-rights activist.
    A video showing chickens allegedly being buried alive that has gone viral this summer has gained over 150,000 petitioners through a local animal-rights activist.
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg fire truck overturned Thursday morning in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte. The accident happened near Ardrey Kell Road and Bridge Hampton Club Drive.

Four firefighters went to the hospital with minor injuries. Three firefighters were later released while one is undergoing additional tests.

All firefighters were sent home, but should return as early as Saturday.

The truck was headed to a medical call when the accident happened.

Tyler Roakes shot video of the accident shortly after it happened. In the video, you can see the fire truck caught fire after it overturned. He says he got to the intersection about 3-5 minutes after the crash. Police were already on the scene, and the firefighters were out of the overturned truck.

Another person who shot video of the accident captured the first few moments of an explosion coming from the overturned truck.

The truck, costing three quarters of a million dollars, is totaled.  It was 11-years old weighing 80,000 pounds.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident. The cause is still being determined.
















Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices