01/26/11 134 W, 2 I - + 4 - 5 Blocking Works / Last Night's Apparatus Accident

The accident occurred on eastbound I-440 Interstate 40 (the Beltline) just north of Hammond Road. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Raleigh Engine 1 was struck in the rear by a passenger vehicle, while blocking for Engine 2 at an accident scene. Engine 1's personnel were inside the apparatus at the time of the collision. They were not injured. The driver of the passenger vehicle was transported by reportedly non-life threatening injuries. EMS 8 responded to the secondary accident, along with Engine 3 as a secondary safety engine. Battalion 2 and Battalion 3 were also on scene. Two lanes of the freeway were closed during operations. Engine 1 operates a 2010 Pierce Arrow XT pumper. See more photos from Mike Legeros. Other news coverage: WRAL, WTVD.

Glad you guys are ok. Truck can be fixed.
AB - 01/26/11 - 10:39

looking at the pictures, doesn’t look like much damage to the Engine. mostly to the car.
charlie - 01/26/11 - 13:47

That Chrysler K car is being held together by bungie cords.
Glad the guys are ok though.
Buckwheat - 01/26/11 - 17:07

Glad everyone is ok
AW - 01/26/11 - 21:30

Additional/repeated/related coverage:

Firefighter Close Calls – http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/new..

Firehouse.com – http://www.firehouse.com/news/top-headli..

FireTruckBlog.com – http://firetruckblog.com/2011/01/26/anot..

Statter911 – http://statter911.com/2011/01/27/firetru..
Legeros - 01/27/11 - 08:45

Correction to road. Guess that’s I-40 there, not I-440. Unless it’s both at once!
Legeros - 01/27/11 - 18:11

Firehouse.com forums discussion of incident, and interesting observations on vehicle lighting: http://www.firehouse.com/forums/showthre..
Legeros - 01/28/11 - 08:56

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