01/14/15 163 W, 2 I - + 7 - 3 Henderson County Firefighters Injured After Engine Overturns

Two Henderson County firefighters were injured this morning when their American LaFrance pumper overturned and rolled down an embankment. The Mountain Home Fire Department engine was responding to a vehicle accident in Carriage Park. That's a private development off Haywood Road (Highway 191). While en route, the engine left the roadway on Carriage Park Way just after 8:00 a.m.

Lt. Matt Brackett was transported to Mission Hospital in Asheville with a broken collarbone and internal injuries. He's reported in stable condition. Engineer Rich Hodge was transported to Pardee Hospital and was treated and released. Also injured at the scene after falling on ice was firefighter Matthew Tweed. He was also treated and released from Pardee.

The accident was blamed on icy and foggy conditions. See stories from WLOS and  WYFF for more information including photos and video. Click to enlarge:

WYFF images (original credit not indicated)

Jeremy Cress photos, via Jaclyn DeAugusto/WLOS via Twitter

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