Luckily no firefighters were seriously injured last week when a fire truck crashed on its way to a house fire, which turned out to be a false alarm. The truck accident stalled traffic in downtown Houston, and one firefighter suffered a shoulder injury in the wreck. Three others who were on the truck escaped injury but were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The driver of the fire truck was on the Gulf Freeway near Sawyer when he was trying to decide whether to stay on the feeder road or get onto the freeway for a house fire in which children were reported to be trapped, Houston Fire Department officials said.
The driver of the truck decided to stay on the feeder, but overcorrected and hit the guard rail.