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    Default Semi Trailer Hits Firetruck

    MESQUITE, Texas -- A semi trailer sideswiped a fire truck on westbound Interstate 30 in Mesquite sending four firefighters to a hospital.

    The fire engine was at the scene of an automobile accident on the westbound lanes of the highway east of Northwest Drive when it was struck at about 1:15 p.m.

    Four fire personnel on board the engine were taken to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas with non-life-threatening injuries

    Six people in the semi truck refused medical treatment at the scene.

    All but one lane of westbound Interstate-30 was closed tying up traffic.

    http://www.nbc5i.com/news/13628502/d...=headlineclick
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    First off glad that the firefighters are ok.

    Why was there 6 people in the semi??

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    Default Humm!

    That is exactly what I was thinking? Six guys in a semi WOW!

    Glad to hear the brothers were all ok and no one was seriously injured!!!
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    Did this semi just run the border from Mexico or something?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant195 View Post
    That is exactly what I was thinking? Six guys in a semi WOW!

    Glad to hear the brothers were all ok and no one was seriously injured!!!
    My thoughts exactly. But glad the Brothers are doing well.
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    it said they were at the scene of the wreck, but it also said the firefighters were inside of the truck....which must mean one of three things (unless im just thinking too much...oww that hurts my head ):
    1-the news messed up the story a bit ,
    2-they just arrived, and were about to get out , or
    3-they were leaving, and they just got in

    if it was 2 or 3, then we were DAMN close to possibly having an LODD on our hands (thank god we didnt).

    and im wondering what exactly 6 people were doing in a semi..hmmmm. (there i go thinking again )

    im glad to hear nobody was seriously hurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by res54cuecaptain View Post
    1-the news messed up the story a bit ,
    2-they just arrived, and were about to get out , or
    3-they were leaving, and they just got in
    Number One would never happen in a million years! I don't believe it....

    Glad to hear we don't have a LODD for sure. Thoughts and prayers to the brothers and families....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dday05 View Post
    First off glad that the firefighters are ok.

    Why was there 6 people in the semi??
    Glad everyone was okay, now I have to one up you. I made an 18 wheeler crash last year that had 8 people in the cab of one semi!! Three fatalities, four right on the edge of death, and one with a badly injured leg. We were initially convinced that there had to be a car among the wreckage somewhere, but they were all in the truck. Amazing.
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    They were clearing the scene enroute to another wreck. The FF behind the Capt. was standing outside the cab removing his coat, but decided not to when the other call came in. Two seconds after he closed the door the truck hit. The two guys in the back knocked heads and hit the floor. The Capt. had to crawl through front windshield hole (windshield gone) to get out. There were several small kids in the semi.

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