Fire truck hauling boats rolls onto its side

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (December 26, 2015)–Four firefighters with the White River Township Fire Department are okay after their truck rolled onto its side Saturday afternoon.

Around 2:15 p.m. the fire truck hauling a trailer loaded with rescue boats was westbound on Olive Branch Road, west of the railroad tracks.

The driver said an oncoming car crowded the center line and as the fire truck moved over to avoid contact, the back tire of the truck slipped off the roadway and the fire truck rolled onto its side.

All four firefighters on board were wearing seatbelts and were slightly injured, but later treated and released.

White River Township Fire Chief Jeremy Pell  said that part of Olive Branch is particularly narrow and doesn’t have much of a shoulder.

The fire crew had been out getting their rescue boats and equipment ready to go in anticipation of a large amount of rain expected to fall in the coming hours.

Chief Pell says many parts of their fire district are prone to flooding.

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