Three injured in wreck involving WCFR fire engine on July 4th (updated)

Walton County Fire Rescue Engine 13 was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Hwy 138 at Miller Bottom Road on July 4th, according to WCFR Assistant Chief Craig League.

“There were three injuries reported from the accident. The driver was transported, treated and released from Piedmont Walton, with minor injuries. The 2 other injuries from the other vehicle were transported to Eastside Medical Center by National EMS with minor to moderate injuries,” League said.

League said the engine was responding to a motor vehicle accident with entrapment on Miller Bottom Road. Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.

GSP report that the Walton County fire truck responding to a wreck was traveling south on Miller Bottom Road and was entering its intersection with SR 138 with its emergency equipment activated. A gray Ford F-250 was traveling east on SR 138 and was approaching the intersection with Miller Bottom Road on a green traffic signal.

“The driver of the fire truck failed to use proper due regard while entering the intersection on a red traffic signal, at which time, the fire truck struck the F-250 in the intersection. After impact, the F-250 traveled a short distance before overturning onto its top,” the public information officer with GSP reported. “All three occupants of the F-250 sustained injuries. Two of the occupants were transported to an Atlanta area hospital for further treatment.”

In January this year, two local fire engines were involved in wrecks at the same place within a week of each other, the first one involving a WCFR fire truck on Jan. 11 and the second one a week later on Jan, 18 involving a Social Circle fire truck.

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