Kansas City fire truck head-on collision seriously injured a firefighter

02/16/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Kansas City, KS—A firefighter and two other people were injured in a Kansas City Missouri Fire truck crash on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. The automobile accident occurred at E. Red Bridge Road and Hillcrest Road around 2 p.m., when a car slammed head-on into the fire truck, as reported by FOX4KC.

According to police officials, a car crossed the center line and slammed into the fire truck head-on. The impact caused the fire truck, which is stationed at Fire Station Number 42, to hit a tree and a utility pole. The fire truck had reportedly been on call and had its emergency lights on.

The driver of the fire truck, Jeff Smith, a 21-year veteran of the Fire Department, sustained serious injuries and may lose his foot or part of his leg.

There were four other firefighters in the truck at the time. They remained uninjured.

The driver of the car, who remains unidentified, and a 3-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries in the wreck. They were both reportedly wearing seatbelt.

The collision is under investigation. Police officials say charges are likely against the driver of the car.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Missouri automobile accident lawyers.

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