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    Default Emergency Fire Crews Crash On Their Way To Accident

    Emergency Fire Crews Crash On Their Way To Accident

    POSTED: 12:24 PM EST January 20, 2004
    UPDATED: 12:28 PM EST January 20, 2004

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Orange County emergency crews on their way to an accident scene were involved in an accident themselves. The crash happened at the 417 and Boggy Creek Road in Orange County. One of the fire vehicles was badly damaged.

    A safety officer slammed on his brakes and his battalion chief, directly behind him, could not stop in time. For some reason, the safety officer made the quick stop and was rammed from behind and sent flying down an embankment where he crashed through a fence ended up in a field.

    Surprisingly, he only received a leg injury and should be fine.

    The two Orange County fire workers were responding to a rollover in the opposite lane on 417, where four other people were injured.

    The deputy fire chief says Orange County responds to 250 calls a day. That puts the fire workers in risks every time they come to work.

    The fire department says they do annual evaluations on each employee's driving record. The two men had nothing in their records that would keep them off the road.
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    Letís hope he recovers soon. Be careful out there.

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    Sounds like it could have been a lot worse and he lucked out nicely.

    Lets let this be a reminder to everyone. When your in an emergency vehicle, riding the tail of the vehicle in front of you will get you no where faster. Obviously, the circumstances here a bit different, but my initial impression is that the results are the same.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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