Second firetruck in a week overturns in Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - An Augusta Fire Department truck overturned on its side Saturday night in south Augusta.
According to the Augusta Fire Department, the accident happened just before 9:30 p.m. when trucks labeled Tender 12 and Engine 12 were heading to a call on Neely Road.
Tender 12 went off the left side of the road and overturned.
The firefighter driving the truck was taken to Augusta University Medical Center for evaluation and was later released.
A hazardous materials crew contained a diesel fuel spill from the truck.
The wreck came just days after another Augusta firetruck overturned along the on-ramp to westbound Interstate 20 from Washington Road.
Ladder Truck 501 rolled over last Monday while responding to a commercial fire, Fire Chief Antonio Burden said.
Three firefighters were hurt, but were released from hospitals later that evening.
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