Accident involving fire truck sends many to hospital

Jul 8, 2020

A crash involving a fire engine and two cars temporarily shut down Rte 28 at the 195 overpass at 10 pm.

At the scene, it appeared that a two passenger car incident knocked one of the cars into the path of the fire engine. Both passenger cars had airbags deployed, and one was caught partially over the median.

The fire truck appeared to sustain serious damage to its front end.

According to scanner traffic, at least seven people were transported from the scene. The off-ramp from 195 W to Rte 28 was also temporarily closed. A total of five ambulances were called to the scene, according to scanner traffic. 

According to an 11:15 pm press release from Police Chief John Walcek, one firefighter was transported to Tobey Hospital with what seemed to be minor injuries.

Several surrounding towns assisted through mutual aid.

Both cars and the fire engine were towed from the scene just after 11:30 p.m.