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UPDATE: 6 Bedford County firefighters out of hospital after pumper truck crash

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BEDFORD COUNTY, VA -

12:42 p.m.

Bedford County Fire & Rescue is now taking back the part about speed not being a factor in the crash.

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11:23 a.m.

Bedford County Fire & Rescue says all six firefighters are out of the hospital.

Investigators say four of the firefighters were hurt in the pumper truck crash, and the other two were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

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10:56 a.m.

Virginia State Police just released the names of the firefighters involved in the crash.  They are:

  • Monty Coleman, 40, Forest (Driver)
  • Adrian Blazejewicz, 28, Forest
  • Jared Staton, 23, Forest
  • Brad Ellis, 26, Forest
  • Zach Coleman, 18, Forest
  • Juvenile, 17, Forest

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10:43 a.m.

Bedford County Fire & Rescue says two of the firefighters taken to the hospital have been released.

The remaining four firefighters are being treated for what is described as "minor" injuries.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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9:18 a.m.

Road is all clear.

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9:10 a.m.

Update: State police tell us now that all 6 of the firefighters were taken to the hospital, but none have life-threatening injuries. We're learning more about what caused the wreck. We're told the fire truck was going south on New London Road. As it came around the corner, it went off the right side of the road, the driver overcorrected, and the truck went back across both lanes, and crashed into a wooden fence in front of New London Steak house. It overturned in the parking lot of the restaurant.

The Deputy Chief of Bedford County Department of Fire and Rescue says they will sift their resources around, adding that service will not be affected while the truck is out of service.

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7:42 a.m.

The Bedford Fire Dept. says, at 6:33 a.m. the Forest Volunteer Fire Company was responding to a reported structure fire on the 16,000 block of Wyatts Way.  Six firefighters were on board when the truck was involved in a single vehicle accident. It overturned. 

Four firefighters were hurt. All injuries are described as non-life threatening, but dispatch tells us three were taken to the hospital.

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BREAKING: Rescue crews are responding to New London Rd. in Forest for a roll over fire truck accident. We have a crew on the way.

 

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