Surveillance video shows Greenwood crash
GREENWOOD, Arkansas – Two firefighters walked away with only minor injuries after a crash involving their fire engine on January 20, according to KFSM.
Firefighters from the Greenwood Fire Department were responding to a gas leak when a roll of paper towels fell in front of the brakes and caused the driver to lose control of the fire engine.
Surveillance video from a business shows the fire engine coming to a spinning stop and nearly overturning.
Greenwood Fire Chief Stewart Bryant told KFSM that the part of the road the engine was travelling on doesn’t have a shoulder and the he believes that it was the front bumper that caught the ditch and brought the engine to a halt.
Chief Bryant said that while the department is down one fire engine, they will still have adequate coverage of their response area.
The damaged engine was intended to go to a new fire station in the future.
The department is working with its insurance company to determine if the engine can be repaired or replaced.