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1 in Critical Condition after Striking Fire Truck in Walnut Creek

by CC News
Fire Truck 1

On Saturday, at approximently 10:10 am, Contra Costa County Fire says a fire truck was struck while firefighters were working a previous vehicle crash in walnut Creek.

According to Contra Costa County Fire, Truck 1 was blocking the # 1 lane for a Con Fire engine working a previous accident on I-680 South in Walnut Creek when it was struck by a vehicle. Four firefighters from T1 are being evaluated at the hospital. CONFIRE also says the occupants of the vehicle were critically injured and transported.

No other information was released.

Over the past year, there have been numerous incidents of vehicles striking fire trucks across Contra Costa County while fire crews are on scenes of incidents — including last year February when a person died while slamming into the fire truck on I-680 in Walnut Creek.

Fire Truck

Image by Fremont Fire

Fremont Fire Truck Also Hit

Just after 7AM Saturday, Fremont firefighters responded to a vehicle accident on northbound I-680, south of the Andrade exit. While rendering care to a patient, the fire engine, which was parked protecting the location of the vehicle accident, was struck by two other vehicles, at two separate times.

The driver of one of the vehicles that struck the fire engine sustained minor injuries and was transported to a hospital by Falck ambulance.  

Thankfully, no firefighters were injured. Engine 59 was towed and a reserve fire engine will be placed into service.  

The cause of the traffic collisions are under investigation by CHP.


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2 comments

Patrick King April 13, 2024 - 1:54 pm

Firefighters can tell you lots of stories about Stupid drivers they encounter on every run

Street Sweeper April 14, 2024 - 5:20 am

They should revoke this idiots license permanently.

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