09-14-05
Overturned Fire Truck
Flower House Rd at US 21

These are pictures of the Troutman Fire Dept. pumper/tanker that was enroute to a grass fire and overturned after coming through a turn.  The driver and passenger had minor injuries and were very fortunate not to be hurt worse.  The truck is at the fire dept to take off salvageable items.

Here is a video of the news report of the wreck but can not say how long it will be up.

http://www.news14charlotte.com/shared/video/buildasx.asp?AdShown=&vids=66474&mswmext=.asx

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Driver's side of the truck

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Looking at the side of the truck.

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Look at the roof that was crushed downward toward passengers.

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Side of the truck that has grass still on side from being laid over.

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Looking into the cab.

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Reverse side of the truck.

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Passenger side of the vehicle.

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Overflow connect clogged with grass.

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Top mount control area filled with glass from back window.

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Closer look at crushed roof.

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Passenger side of the control panel.

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View down on top of the truck.

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Front view of the roof area.

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Opening door shows how steering wheel is into the seat.

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Hose bed closed up due to compression.

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