4 Ontario Firefighters Injured in Crash on 15 Freeway Thursday
ONTARIO (November 29, 2018) – Four firefighters were injured after a traffic accident involving their fire truck on the 15 Freeway Thursday morning, according to KTLA and ABC 7 News.
The firefighters were reportedly attending to the parties involved from an initial collision in the area which occurred about 9:30 a.m.
As per the reports, officials said four fighters from Ontario Fire Department were on the northbound 15 Freeway near the 10 Freeway when a car spun out and struck other vehicles and their fire engine.
On-Duty Firefighters Hit by Car in Ontario, Nov 29
Two firefighters reportedly saw the vehicles coming toward them and were able to jump over the center median. They were treated at the crash site for minor wounds.
The other two firefighters failed to escape and were hit by one of the cars involved. They suffered moderate injuries upon impact and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Their names and condition at this time were not disclosed. Meanwhile, at least four sedans were found at the scene of the wreck. The side of one vehicle was caved in, and the bumper of another car was seen hanging off.
Authorities are still investigating the incident.
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A forensic examination of all the vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by both vehicles as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the four Ontario firefighters may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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