Firefighters Injured After Tractor-Trailer Hits Fire Truck

Cheryl Sanders
September 1, 2016

All lanes are open almost four hours after a tractor-trailer struck a fire truck, injuring five firefighters and the truck driver and bringing traffic to a halt on heavily traveled Interstate 95 in Philadelphia.

According to Georgia State Patrol, the crash occurred just after 6 p.m. on I-20 eastbound at Georgia Highway 113 in Carroll County.

Philadelphia Fire Department Captain Clifford Gilliam Sr. says, "It's unfortunate what happened". Five firefighters were injured. Doctors at Hahnemann Hospital treated the firefighters while the truck driver went to Jefferson Hospital - all in stable condition.

The wreck left five Philadelphia firefighters from Ladder 16 and the big rig driver with minor injuries. The firefighters and the tractor-trailer's driver have been taken to a hospital.

At this moment, tow trucks are expected to remove both the fire truck and tractor trailer, and that may happen by 7am. All northbound lanes remained open, but traffic was moving slowly. All southbound lanes were reopened shortly afterward, and traffic was flowing normally by 7 a.m.

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