One person was taken to the hospital after a crash involving a car and a Seminole County fire truck Wednesday morning.
The crash occurred around 10:40 a.m. on Red Bug Lake Road near Tuskawilla Road, near the entrance to the Willa Springs Shopping Plaza.
Seminole County fire officials believe the truck was responding to a call when the crash happened.
The driver of the car was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. At this time, it is unknown how severe the driver’s’ injuries were.
The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating what caused the crash.
Fire trucks throughout the United States have a duty to operate in emergency service, which only contributes to the likelihood of a motor vehicle accident, especially when there is heavy traffic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 2,000 fire truck accidents happen throughout the country each and every year. More than 1,000 injuries are associated with fire truck collisions, on average, which is quite concerning to motorists everywhere.
Reports indicate that fire truck crashes may occur as many as twice a week in some of the more urban cities in Florida. Despite the fact that all fire trucks have loud sirens, honking horns, and bright lights flashing, some heavily trafficked areas make it impossible to get out of the way. In these cases, an accident is highly likely to occur and serious injuries may result.
If you or someone you care for has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, a Florida Auto Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you understand if you have a valid legal claim. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.