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Stockton Fire Truck Accident

Stockton Fire Truck Accident

Stockton Fire Truck Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton truck accident lawyer. Recently, Stockton Fire Truck 3 was involved in a collision while in route to a traffic accident. Truck 3 was struck during a code 3 rescue and while in the middle of a U-turn to access the scene of the traffic accident. A car failed to yield the right-of-way and tried to pass the fire truck which resulted in the collision. There were two injuries to Stockton Fire Department personnel. The driver of the car also suffered minor injuries from the crash. Thankfully, in this instance, all injuries sustained by the parties involved were described as minor.

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Fire Truck Accidents

Every year, an average of about one hundred firefighters are killed and 100,000 are injured in the line of duty from a number of different causes such as extreme physical exertion, or medical conditions, hazards at a fire, and motor vehicle accidents. Between twenty and twenty-five percent of on-duty firefighter deaths occur in motor vehicle accidents. This makes car accidents the second primary cause of death for on-duty firefighters. Fire truck accidents occur at a rate of about 30,000 accidents a year, and they potentially have devastating consequences for both the occupants of the vehicles and for a community. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the United States Fire Administration (an agency of the Department of Homeland Security), firefighters often fail to fasten their seat belts while traveling at high speeds in the fire truck, perhaps due to the need to exit the truck quickly and render aid. This puts them at extreme risk for injury if the truck crashes or rolls over.