CLOSE CALL: Firetruck Struck in Hillsville VA During Snow/Ice

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On Wednesday morning, emergency responders were dispatched to a number of motor vehicle accidents along Interstate 77 in Hillsville, VA (Carroll County). While firefighters were responding, they were using a cross-over in the median, one of there apparatus was struck in the pump panel by a vehicle that had lost control.

According to Virginia State Police Trooper J.R. Alderman, the accident occurred at 8 a.m. on Interstate 77 in Carroll County near Fancy Gap. Alderman said a 2009 GMC Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department truck was sitting stationary in the emergency crossover lane at the 9.2 mile marker on I-77 preparing to respond to another crash that had occurred at the 11.5 mile marker on I-77 Northbound. A 2013 Honda Civic driven by Christopher Adams, 27, of Mount Airy, Ga., was traveling southbound on I-77 when vehicles in front of him started to hit the brakes, Alderman said. –

The occupant of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, and none of the four firefighters on-board were injured during the incident. The damage to Engine 100 is significant due to the location of the truck that was struck.

Thankfully no serious injuries occurred during the incident, since there was potential for serious injury.

Hillsville fire truck totaled in I-77 accident

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