9 Firefighters Injured In Palmdale Crash

PALMDALE (CBS) — Nine firefighters were injured Monday night when their service truck crashed in Palmdale.

The accident took place at 9:30 p.m. when the 29-year-old driver of a U.S. Forest truck swerved to avoid a dog.

The vehicle rolled over near Mount Emma Road, just east of Cheseboro Road.

Three passengers were airlifted to local hospitals and six others were taken by ambulance.

Two firefighters are still being treated at County-USC Medical Center, but seven others were released.

All of the firefighters were wearing their seatbelts.

Nearby residents found a German Shepherd walking down the road shortly after the truck overturned.

Los Angeles Animal Control confirmed to CBS2 that a German Shepherd was admitted to the Lancaster office Tuesday morning.

Forest service investigators are hoping to tow away the truck Tuesday afternoon.

No arrests were made.

Comments

One Comment

  1. AJ Foyt says:

    Next time fool, run over the dog!

  2. Mel Gibson says:

    What an Idiot! I would never ever ever ever swerve to avoid an Animal and put My friends in danger Or Co- workers. He could have even hit another car.

  3. Sara says:

    When you apply to get your drivers license it clearly states do not swerve to avoid hitting animals. Lesson learned the hard way! I know it’s sad to hit an animal but it’s stories like this that open your eyes it’s either your life or theirs.

  4. diosdado1001 says:

    “No arrests were made.” The policer should hVE ARRESTED THE DOG AND QUESTIONED IT WHY IT CROSSED THE STREET WITHOUT LOOKING BOTH WAYS.

    1. ILA says:

      I was thinking the same thing lol

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