Vehicle Rear-Ends Fire Truck in Cobb County, Georgia
COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to online news reports from wsbtv.com and fox5atlanta.com, a vehicle rear-ended a fire truck in Cobb County, Georgia. The fire truck was on the scene of another accident on the side of an interstate, when the vehicle ran into the back of it. The circumstances of the original accident were not reported.*
The incident caused all of the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 to shut down in Cobb County. The Cobb County Police Department and both news reports state that a vehicle accident occurred at approximately 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, on I-20 West. This took place near the exit to Riverside Parkway on the interstate.
The circumstances of this accident were not provided in either report. It is not clear what types of vehicles were involved in this accident or how it happened, and neither report said whether anyone was injured in this accident.
Fire crews were called to the scene of the accident, and in responding to the wreck, a fire truck was parked on the side of the interstate. It appears that the fire truck was parked on the right side of the roadway at the time. A passing westbound vehicle then ran into the fire truck. The make and model of this vehicle was not reported. WSB-TV reports that a fire broke out after the second collision.
Authorities did not say what caused the crash or what events might have led to the collision. Fox 5 Atlanta says no firefighters were injured in the collision, but neither report says whether anyone else was injured. Georgia State Patrol and Cobb County Police responded to the scene.
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Sources:https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/cobb-county/fiery-crash-involving-fire-truck-shuts-down-interstate-20-in-cobb-county/939920411 and http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/accident-involving-fire-truck-shuts-down-i-20-westbound
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