Two Fla. Medics Injured in FD Rescue Truck Crash

An allegedly drunken man collided with a St. Petersburg rescue truck that was responding to a call early Tuesday morning.

Terry Robert McFarland Jr. was going westbound on First Avenue North when he ran a red light at Eighth Street around 2:20 a.m., striking the apparatus, according to The Tampa Bay Times.

Two paramedics had to be extricated through the front windshield after the rescue truck -- which had its lights and siren activated -- rolled over.

They were transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Both have since been released.

McFarland was uninjured in the crash, but his passenger sustained minor injuries.

Police arrested McFarland on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license

St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue spokesman Lt. Joel Granata told the newspaper that the $40,000 rescue truck was totaled in the crash.

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