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Youngstown fire truck wrecked, 3 injured this morning



Published: Sat, March 5, 2011 @ 6:32 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN

Three Youngstown firefighters have been released from the hospital with minor injuries after their truck rolled over this morning near Oak Street and Excelsior Avenue.

“Apparently they tried to avoid a civilian vehicle,” said Chief John O’Neill Jr. “They went across the dividing line, hit a curb and flipped.”

The call for the accident came around 11:58 a.m.

The truck was the department’s rescue squad 33. A spare truck is being used with equipment from the wrecked truck.

Youngstown police are investigating.


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1Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

It's hard to get good help that can drive .

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2yfdgricker(5 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Sadly, there are many people out there who don't understand the concept of yielding to emergency vehicles. The driver of the squad truck has many hours of driving experience with that particular truck. Thankfully, everyone should be ok.

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3justonevoice(94 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Really Stan? Really? Now you're complaining that a fire truck overturned to AVOID hitting another car? Isn't that why an accident is called an accident and not an on purpose? I have to say, I usually agree with your posts but this one? Time to step away from the computer a bit and take a breather. Maybe go outside and get some fresh air. You're on the bitter bus headed for Charlie Sheentown buddy.

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4YTownReader(2 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Yeah Stan, you need to understand the center of gravity on these apparatus. They are very high and carry water that moves inside the tank, any fast turn can knock these trucks on their side, regardless of hitting a curb or not.

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5UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Let's wait for the YPD to issue their report. I can only wish the firemen well with their recoveries.

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6SAVEOURCOUNTRY(470 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Was the governor trying to drive again?

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7Askmeificare(700 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

All of you need to get off Stans' butt.

Stan is the greatest commentator this vindy has and the disrespect and contempt being shown to him here is unexcuseable. I want him to be our Mayor.

Shame on you all. Now apologize to Stan.

Stan, don't listen to them. You will make a fine Mayor for our city, but they are all bitter and ignorant. Never leave us and stay - stay - STAY!

Stan, listen to this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AIXbw...

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8cambridge(3010 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Those firemen should be made to pay for their own medical expenses. In fact they should have their pay and benefits cut and their collective bargaining rights taken away.

They should have to pay for any damage to the fire truck and from now on they should have to use their own personal vehicle for fighting fires. Why should the tax payer supply them with fire trucks and fire fighting gear? Gimme, gimme, gimme.

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9JME(801 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Don't worry Cambridge, the taxpayers will pick up the tab for the damaged truck.
As usual, you like to go off topic.

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10dmets(575 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

I must comment here. First off my dad drove a truck for many years. The guys who drive the trucks are trained, tested and know how to drive them. I must say the driver was damned if he did and damned if he didn't. He tried to miss the driver of a car who did not yeild to the truck, and they got into an accident. Now if he would not have avoided the car, who knows what would have happened to the driver of the car. He may not even be here. If he was hit by the truck and survived, I am sure he would be going after the city for damages. As for the tax payers having to pay for a new truck, that is what insurance and tax payers money is for! (They try to save money for when they need to buy a truck or new equipment.)What do you expect the firefighter to pay for it? Remember that firefighters, no matter where they live, pay the city taxes!!! Oh and for all of you making negative comments i want to you see you go out there and do the job, go into a fire, save a life, or find people who never made it out. It takes someone special to do the job, so back off!!!

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11JME(801 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

dmets, the point of all these posts are not about the firetruck driver, it's about a handful of whiners who want to throw out SB5 at any opportunity, which has nothing to do with the accident.

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12dmets(575 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

My comment was directed at Stan, basically!

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