Charlotte Firefighters Injured in Crash

Three Charlotte firefighters were treated for non-life threatening injuries Monday when the fire truck they were in ran off the road and crashed into a tree.

The truck was headed toward a medical call on Shopton Road West near Westinghouse Boulevard when the truck ran off the road and crashed into a tree.

The firefighters, from Station No. 38, were all treated and released from a local hospitals for their injuries.

There were no other cars involved in the crash.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officers.

The crash caused significant damage to the truck, costing nearly $500,000.

No matter how long you’ve been on the road, it’s never abnormal to feel nervousness from the sound of approaching emergency sirens.  The good news is, that means they’re doing just what they are meant to do which is alert drivers of their presence so crews can safely and quickly make their way to and from the scene of an emergency.  In order to assist firefighters and other emergency personnel in responding to emergencies always to yield to the right-of-way of these vehicles if you hear sirens and/or see lights.  You can do so simply by moving your vehicle to the right.  Also, stay calm and try not to panic.

At Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, we can investigate all aspects of the accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.