An Alvaton volunteer firefighter was injured and a fire truck destroyed after the truck rolled over Monday on Boyce-Fairview Road.
While responding to a report of an outbuilding fire at 1166 Greenbrier Road shortly after 3 p.m., firefighter William Tabor, 26, of Bowling Green said he veered from the road to avoid a collision with a white Impala that was driving on the wrong side of the road, according to a Warren County Sheriff's Office release.
The truck rolled over and came to rest on its wheels. Tabor was taken to The Medical Center, where he was treated and released Monday for injuries which included a fractured eye socket and jaw bone.
Engine 28 was virtually destroyed and the driver of the Impala did not stop, according to the report.
Woodburn Volunteer Fire Department Engine 56 detoured to the accident scene, as did members of the Gott Volunteer Fire Department, according to an Alvaton Fire Department news release.
Alvaton fire officials could not be reached for comment this morning.
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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I went to school with Jacob as he is better known. Fortunately he was wearing his seat belt and is well, a little beaten and bruised but doing fine. Attached are some photos of the after results, and a strong reminder of how important a seatbelt can be. (Photo credit to one of Jacob's fellow department members).
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07-21-2009, 08:17 PM #1
Yet one more reason to wear seatbelts
07-21-2009, 08:36 PM #2
Wow, that's going to leave a mark!
Thank God he didn't get hurt worse.Jason Knecht
Altoona Fire Dept.
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07-21-2009, 08:49 PM #3
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i bet he's going to try and blame that face on the accident.
hope for a quick recovery!
07-21-2009, 09:04 PM #4
A few additional photos of the appratus.
07-22-2009, 12:34 AM #5
Barrel roll an engine and walk away with a black eye. Unfortunately, nobody that doesn't wear a seatbelt now will wear one after seeing this kid survive because of it.Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.
07-23-2009, 10:41 AM #6
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I just showed this to my son. His comment " Man, he was lucky. Chicks really dig scars!'
Seriously, I'm glad he came out relatively unscathed. Sure is a testament to seatbelt use
07-23-2009, 04:23 PM #7
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I'm just glad it wasn't a real fire truck...a yellow one is no loss.
Glad all were safe.
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