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Fire truck collision; truck totaled, 1 injured
WARREN - by Ashley Gaston - The Warren volunteer fire department is dealing with a loss of its own on this anniversary of the attack on our nation.
It's most valuable brush truck used for fighting fires is totaled.
A volunteer firefighter has a fractured collar bone.
KFDM's Ashley Gaston spoke to the Assistant Chief to learn more about the collision between two response vehicles.
This red fire truck is behind a fence locked up....its side crumpled.
Not something anybody wants to do, it's a pretty scary situation, said Jimmy Mowlam.
Warren Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Mowlam is prepared for almost everything as a volunteer firefighter.
But he didn't expect what happened Tuesday night.
Unfortunately something that happens, you think of things you could have done different, but you can't change it at this point, said Mowlam.
The department was responding to a car fire Tuesday night near the intersection of FM 1943 and County Road 4455.
The brush truck was supposed to turn right at this dead end, but the driver over-shot the road. The assistant chief was following and tried to squeeze between the brush truck and the street sign, unfortunately that's when the Assistant Chief T-boned the brush truck.
A volunteer firefighter in the assistant chief's truck suffered a fractured collar bone.
Mowlam is sore from his back down.
Sleepless night trying to rethink the situation thinking what i could have done different, said Mowlam.
Mowlam said he became a volunteer firefighter to help the community, but now the most valuable and most efficient truck is totaled.
We're just gonna have to wait and see what happens, said Mowlam.
But they're not waiting long. The volunteers will host a fundraiser to raise some of the 80 thousand dollars for a new truck.
The department welcomes any donations to help the city get back on track.
Call Jimmy Mowlam at 782-8507 to donate.