Flipped Fire Truck

Fire Rescue Truck In Crash At Powerline and Palmetto Park, Road Closed

Boca Raton Florida News Palm Beach County

Firefighters, Rescuers Injured. Station 55 In Boca Raton.

Watch Video As Flipped Fire Truck Is Uprighted…

Second Crash In Area Of Palmetto Park and Lyons. Avoid Entire Area.

Flipped Fire Truck
Overturned Fire Truck at Palmetto Park and Powerline Road in Boca Raton. (Photo: Erin Youngwirth).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

UPDATE: 5:55 p.m.: New photos, videos added to story.

UPDATE: 5:14 p.m: Still no official comment from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue or PBSO, but photos and dispatch reports now confirm the crash at Palmetto Park and Powerline. We have learned several firefighters and rescuers were themselves transported to area hospitals for treatment.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (4:23 p.m.) — Dispatch reports monitored by BocaNewsNow.com indicate that a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Truck was involved in a serious crash in the area of Palmetto Park Road and Jog Road a short time ago.

Initial information provided to BocaNewsNow.com indicates that Engine 55 is the vehicle involved. That is a truck assigned to the fire station on Palmetto Circle in Boca Raton.

A truck from a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station in Boca Raton was involved in a critical crash Saturday afternoon. (Photo: Erin Youngwirth).

We are awaiting updates from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

Multiple crew members, according to dispatch reports, are being taken to an area hospital.

Watch as the fire truck is uprighted by a tow truck. (Video courtesy of Erin Youngwirth).

This video was shot seconds after the crash by Frederick Wittkopf.

This video was taken just seconds after the crash at Powerline and Palmetto Park Road. (Courtesy Frederick Wittkopf).

A second critical crash was also just dispatched in the area of Lyons and Palmetto Park. It’s unclear if the two incidents are related.

Assisting rescuers at the scene of the flipped fire truck at Palmetto Park Road and Jog Road in Boca Raton. (Photo courtesy Jarret Berfond).

Roads are closed in the area. If you have photos or video of the crash, please email news (at) BocaNewsNow.com.

…Developing…

 

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