Two Firefighters Injured In Fire Truck Accident

Major accident on Pune-Mumbai expressway, passenger bus and truck charred

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) — A fire chief is in stable condition after he was injured when the tanker he was in flipped Saturday afternoon. Another firefighter also was taken to the hospital. He was treated and released. The two are with the Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department in Wheelersburg, Ohio. The crash happened about 4 p.m. Saturday along Turkey Foot Road, just as they were returning to the station following a call to a house fire. A spokesperson said the pumper’s rear tire went off the road, causing it to overturn. The truck had just refilled its water and fuel supply when the accident happened, causing them to lose 1,000 gallons of water and 50 gallons of fuel, meaning they now only have 3,000 gallons of water available to battle fires. “Water is always key to putting out any type of fire, and out here we have hydrants spread so thin you need that amount of water once you get there because you have to wait on other water from other trucks or other departments,” said Vernon Township VFD Assistant Fire Chief Ricky Henderson. That was the only pumper the station had, so the Green Volunteer Fire Department has loaned the Vernon VFD a pumper. The assistant chief says residents shouldn’t worry because they still will be able to battle fires with the borrowed pumper.
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Traffic is snarled on Interstate 95 northbound in New Haven after a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel. State police say the truck smashed into a barrier at the off-ramp for exit 50 at about 5 a.m. Monday and only the left lane is open. The accident is also causing rubber-necking traffic on the southbound side of the highway. The name and condition of the driver havent been released. Crews with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were called in to clean up the fuel spill. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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Semi truck crash brings morning commute to a hault

Sgt. Proulx says the driver told investigators another car was involved in the crash, but troopers say they’re still investigating what happened. After the traffic was stopped for nearly five hours two tow trucks were able to dismantle the semi to get traffic flowing again. Semi truck crash brings morning commute to a hault Related Stories Help make our roads safe and you could win prizes! Should your town impose a 1-year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries? ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) One of Oregon’s more liberal cities is considering a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The Ashland Daily Tidings newspaper reports that the Oregon Health Authority Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program has already received six dispensary applications for Ashland. But neighborhood opposition has been increasing and the council will discuss a moratorium on April 1.
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Truck accident in Route 24 northbound in Brockton causes heavy delays

WBZ-TVs managing editor tweeted a photo of the scene: PHOTO MT @MassStatePolice : RT 24NB, Exit 18, Brockton. All three lanes still closed.Breakdown lane open. #wbz pic.twitter.com/mhMxyNiFIr Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) March 24, 2014 The Boston Globe is reporting that a raptured saddle tank spilled up to 80 gallons of fuel on the highway, with the gas draining into some nearby catch basins. State environmental officials are on the scene, the Globe notes. Commuters should expect a 30-minute delay, the State Police tweeted . For now, the breakdown lane is open for cars to pass, with the three normal lanes closed. Copyright 2014 Globe Newspaper Company.
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Truck crash snarls traffic on I-95 in New Haven

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The truck is almost impossible to identify with it’s number plate charred. Naresh Natu DNA The Pune-Mumbai expressway is becoming a regular for a series of mishaps. Around 3 in the early hours of Thursday a truck moving at an extremely high speed rammed into a travel coach that had parked on the shoulder of the expressway. The bus was headed to Bangalore from Mumbai and just as it crossed the Urse toll plaza it’s belt gave way and had to be pulled aside for repairs. About 30 persons that were on-board decided to get out for some fresh air. Just as all 30 passengers were out of the coach, a truck carrying metal utensils and sheets rammed into the bus from behind. Passengers who witnessed the incident say that the truck was at a considerably high speed. Both vehicles caught fire instantly and have been charred to an unrecognizable state. Such was the impact that, the metal utensils penetrated through the drivers cabin of the truck and out the wind-shield.
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