Clark County fire truck overturns on south valley freeway ramp, 3 injured

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A Clark County fire engine overturned on a south Las Vegas valley freeway ramp Friday morning.

(C) Provided by KSNV – Las VegasTitle: KSNV_EVENT Start time: 10/08/2021 07:18:18 AM End time: 10/11/2021 07:18:18 AM

Nevada Highway Patrol said the truck was on the ramp from eastbound 215 to southbound I-15. Three people were taken to UMC with minor injuries. The ramp is blocked while authorities respond.

In an email, Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Warren Whitney said a heavy rescue unit was called to help with a possible vehicle rollover in which a person was trapped. The heavy rescue unit rolled onto its side while en route, Whitney said. All of the people inside were wearing their seatbelts and able to get out on their own.

An initially dispatched engine responded to the original rollover call, and there was no delay in extrication or treatment, according to Whitney. One woman was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. There was no word on what led to the crash, though roads are slick due to morning rainfall.

All the firefighters in the rollover crash are okay. Three went to the hospital with minor injuries. We’re told the truck was a heavy rescue unit that was en route to a car accident this morning to help someone who was trapped.

The driver of the firetruck lost control went into an embankment and then it overturned. No other cars were involved. The person in that separate accident was rescued and is okay.

Crews had to use a crane to flip the firetruck upright before towing it off. Fire officials said weather played a factor in the crash but couldn’t say if speed did. “I don’t know how fast they were going.

I’m assuming that they had adjusted their response due to the rain, but I mean you’ve all seen traffic.

Sometimes, it just locks up and you gotta stop with it,” said Warren Whitney, deputy fire chief with the Clark County Fire Department.

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