CSFD Fire Engine 9 Traffic Accident
Monday, August 13, 2012
Colorado Springs, CO – On August 11, 2012 Colorado Springs Fire Department’s Fire Engine 9 wasinvolved in a traffic accident at the intersection of Chestnut & Filmore while responding to a medical call for service. Engine 9 had all of its warning devices activated, had slowed/stopped prior to entering the intersection, and all of the crew members had their seatbelts on. When E9 entered the intersection, they were hit in the left front corner of the cab (driver's side) by an SUV. The SUV sustained substantial damage and the driver of that vehicle (single occupant) was transported to the hospital for evaluation of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV was cited by CSPD for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
Three of the firefighters received medical evaluations after the accident and two were released back to duty. One was not released back to duty. All of their injuries were non-life threatening. We are all thankful that the injuries were not more serious than they were. Engine 9 sustained moderate damage.
Fire Engine 2 handled the medical call that Engine 9 had been dispatched to and this traffic accident did NOT have a detrimental effect on the outcome of the medical incident.
CSFD would like to remind the community that you need be aware of emergency vehicles responding to emergencies and to stay to the right for sirens and lights.