Car slams into Liberty fire truck at accident scene

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A car slammed into a Liberty fire truck on Monday morning along Gypsy Lane in Youngstown.

The woman, who was driving east, crashed into Liberty Fire Department’s rescue engine. The hood of the car wound up underneath the truck’s front bumper.

Luckily, no one was hurt.

Fire Chief Gus Birch said they don’t know how much damage the crash caused but the truck will be out of service until it’s fixed.

“Our fire truck does have damage and it will need to be repaired, but we do have insurance for that purpose,” said Liberty Township Trustee Jodi Stoyak.

The fire truck was parked on Gypsy at the time of the crash. Firefighters were helping out with another accident.

Emergency responders said this is an important reminder to slow down and move over when you see those flashing lights.

“If it’s a multi-lane road, we urge you, if at all possible, to move to the next lane. If it’s just a two-lane road, you’re advised to reduce your speed considerably and go around a scene slowly and safely,” said Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Brian Vail.

The driver in the crash was cited for assured clear distance ahead.

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