ABC News Channel 7 report quote "Police say the engine collided with a tractor trailer, which sources say had the right of way. The two trucks slid into the median and hit a Jeep SUV. In all, seven people were hurt, including four firefighters".
The newly promoted Lieutenant, Fireman Ryan Emmons, had his arm severed just below the elbow as a result. I am sad to know a fellow Firefighter has been seriously injured. I am sad to know a fellow truck driver has had to be involved in such a serious and violent accident. Most of all I am deeply saddened to see all the finger pointing and negative comments over there on the FireRescue1 posting. [CLICK ON PHOTO ABOVE] It seems Americans have lost the ability to care enough about each other to just get past the accusatory nonsense and be supportive of everyone.
It was a life altering event for all who were involved, from every sector. The trucker, Firefighters, Police and the poor citizen in the SUV who had a semi and fire truck thrown at him! No matter who's FAULT it was I would think everyone would focus on and appreciate the fact that no one was killed and so far it seems that the surgeons and crew at the hospital have managed a major miracle and reattached the Firefighters arm! He is resting comfortably at this time.
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I will pray for the best outcome for them all!
Lieutenant Frederick Georges N.S.V.F.A./Orleans Fire and Rescue-Retired.