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    The MetroWest Daily News
    Posted Apr 10, 2010 @ 10:08 AM
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    FRAMINGHAM —
    Four firefighters were hurt and a 9-year-old fire engine totaled after Engine 7 skidded for an unknown reason, rolled over, hit a utility poll, spun and landed about 40 feet from a house at 495 Edgell Road this morning.

    At a press conference near the crash scene this afternoon, Framingham Fire Chief Gary Daugherty said he still doesn't know what caused the driver to lose control of the fire engine shortly after 7:30 this morning. Skid marks can be seen on the road and a utility pole was sheared off. Shrubs in the McArthur family's front yard are uprooted.

    All four firefighters in the truck were wearing seatbelts, Daugherty said. They were brought to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham with non-life threatening injuries. Some have since been released. Daugherty said he won't release their names until all of the families have been notified.

    The truck was heading back to the Water Street station after responding to a call of cooking smoke on Vernon Street. It was headed north on Edgell Road. After the crash, the windshield of the truck was shattered and the top of the cab crushed, according to witnesses who said shrubbery in the yard may have stopped the engine truck from going further. Hoses were strewn about.

    A crane was used to remove the truck from the lawn and load it onto a flatbed tow truck. It was removed from the crash scene at about 3:15 p.m.

    Power was shut off to part of the neighborhood after the crash. Edgell Road was closed from Brook to Frost streets, but was reopened at about 3:15 p.m.

    Daugherty said he can't remember the last time such a serious crash involving a fire engine happened in town.

    Reporting by Jeff Malachowski and media partner WCVB, Channel 5.

    I know a few of the Brothers from Framingham.. they are a busy FD.
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    Glad to see no one was hurt, But Thats still a Cruddy Day at the Office.
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    Firefighters DID get hurt.....read the first sentence...

    Glad it wasn't worse. Thoughts and prayers go to the injured firefighters.
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    ...according to witnesses who said shrubbery in the yard may have stopped the engine truck from going further
    I sure hope someone was misquoted, because no shrubs are stopping a 20 ton truck.

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    All four firefighters in the truck were wearing seatbelts, Daugherty said. They were brought to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham with non-life threatening injuries. Some have since been released.
    See, they work. I hope the foolish among us who still don't want to or care to take notice of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    I sure hope someone was misquoted, because no shrubs are stopping a 20 ton truck.
    The "shrubbery" was a hedgerow that was 10 to 12 feet high and 4 feet thick.

    One of the firefighters involved in the incident was someone I went through the Fire Academy with.
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    I'm very glad to hear no one was seriously hurt. Its also heartening that everyone was wearing their seat belts. The headlines could have been far more somber had they not been.

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    An unfortunate incident, fortunately it wasn't worse and thankfully they were wearing seat belts.

    Hopefully all recover soon.

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    Good to see they all survived. I had an uncle driving a pumper years ago that wrecked it and died, turned out he had a massive heart attack. Never good to see stories of wrecked fire trucks.

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