NC firefighter trapped, later taken to hospital after fire truck flips

Image from Shingle Hollow Fire Department.

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (WBTV) — A firefighter was injured after a fire vehicle overturned in Rutherford County on Christmas Eve.

According to fire officials, the incident happened in the 2600 block of Cove Road.


A unit from the Shingle Hollow Fire Department was responding to a medical emergency when the truck was forced off the road by a passing vehicle.

The truck ran up an embankment and overturned.

The driver was trapped but was rescued and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported.


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