Details Finally Released About Crash Involving LFR Ladder Truck

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

Lincoln Police release details about Lincoln Fire & Rescue truck which crashed while responding to another accident.

Just after 1:00 p.m. Thursday, emergency crews responded to the first of several accidents for the afternoon. The location of the crash was at 27th and Clinton Streets. The initial reports were that one car had overturned. A LFR ladder truck, normally stationed at 18th & Q, was one of the responding units.

Lincoln Police have released some of the details of the crash involving the fire rig at 27th & Y Streets.

According to reports, at 1:08 p.m. dispatchers were notified that the ladder truck had been involved in a collision. The reports indicate there were three vehicles involved.

The report says the truck was northbound on 27th and struck an eastbound car. The eastbound car spun and hit a westbound vehicle. One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police are working with several witnesses to determine which direction had a green traffic signal at the time of the crash.

One car is considered have $5,000 in damage and about $1,300 to the other. The ladder truck is estimated to have about $1,500 in damage.

The investigation is continuing so no citations have been issued yet.

Crews responding to the original crash at 27th & Clinton had to remove a person trapped in the overturned car. Much of the equipment used to extricate people from wrecked cars are carried on the ladder trucks.

Four people from the original crash were taken to the hospital with what fire officials believe to be minor injuries.

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