2 Fla. firefighter-paramedics transported after rescue unit overturns

The unit was responding to a call when it was involved in a collision


Dan Scanlan
The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department truck was knocked on its side during a Tuesday-morning crash at Edgewood Avenue West and New Kings Road, according to news partner First Coast News.

But the firefighter-paramedics on board did not appear to be injured, fire officials told First Coast News.

A Jacksonville Fire and Rescue truck was knocked onto its side in a collision on Tuesday. (Photo/Dan Scanlan, Florida Times-Union)
A Jacksonville Fire and Rescue truck was knocked onto its side in a collision on Tuesday. (Photo/Dan Scanlan, Florida Times-Union)

The crash occurred about 10:30 a.m. as the rescue unit headed to a call, fire officials said. The impact with another truck shoved the rescue unit onto its.

Since the rescue unit had not gotten to its assigned call, no patient was on board. Both paramedics were taken to a hospital as a precaution, fire officials said.

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