MFD Engine 55-B - June 28, 2004

 

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June 28, 2004
Five Injured When Fire Truck Overturns

June 28, 2004

Memphis, TN - Authorities say a fire truck overturned around 11 this morning at Holmes and Ross in the Hickory Hill area. The fire truck was involved in a crash with a Honda Accord. The fire truck overturned on the shoulder of Holmes, while the Honda sustained damage and ended up in a ditch on the other side of the road. (See aerial video)

Police and five medical units responded. Five people were injured. Four were firefighters, the fifth person was the female driver of the Honda, identified as Cheryl Bernard. Bernard is a Shelby County jailer and was just getting off her shift at work when the accident happened. Bernard and a fire department lieutenant were taken to the Med, while the other three firefighters were transported to Methodist Central.

Investigators say Ms. Bernard was traveling south on Ross Road just after eleven this morning. As her car entered the intersection at Holmes Road, a Memphis Fire Department truck traveling west, hit her red Honda. The truck was on a call and the emergency lights and siren were operating. The driver of the fire truck swerved to miss Ms. Bernardís vehicle but hit the front of her car. The fire truck then veered off the road and into a ditch. Ms. Bernard was issued a traffic citation for failing to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle.


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Posted by: George Metaxas, 6/28/04, Updated 4:06 p.m.
Firefighters injured in crash

A Sergeant at the Shelby County jail was issued a traffic citation after her car collided with a fire truck Monday morning. That crash sent four Memphis firefighters to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Cheryl Bernard was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle. The crash happened at East Holmes Road and Ross Road. The fire truck ended up in a ditch. Engine 55 was responding to an automatic fire alarm call when the crash happened just before 11 a.m. Bernard was taken to the The Med in non-critical condition. Investigators said Bernard's car was traveling south on Ross Road. As her car entered the intersection at Holmes Road, a Memphis Fire Department truck traveling west, hit her red Honda. The truck was on a call and the emergency lights and siren were operating. The driver of the fire truck swerved to miss Bernardís vehicle, but hit the front of her car. The fire truck then veered off the road and into a ditch.


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Firefighters Hurt In Crash: Engine Flips Over
Posted: 6/28/2004 4:33:36 PM

Four firefighters and a Deputy Jailer are hurt tonight after a crash in Hickory Hill.

The fire engine was responding to an alarm when it collided with a car. The engine, carrying more than 6,000 pounds of water ended up on its side in a ditch.

An off-duty deputy jailer was driving the car involved in the crash.

The crash happened at Ross Road and Holmes Road in Southeast Shelby County. People who live near that intersection say people run the stop sign all the time. Right now, investigators don't know if that type of a traffic infraction is what caused the crash. It's up to Shelby County Sheriff's Deputies and investigators to decide.


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