No one injured, fire truck totaled in accident

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, September 22, 2020

No individuals were injured in a Thursday evening crash that resulted in the totaling of a Hampden Sydney Volunteer Fire Department truck.

The single-vehicle accident, which occurred during a period of heavy rainfall at approximately 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, saw a department fire engine carrying five crew members overturn in the 2000 block of Redd Shop Road in Prince Edward County.

“Nobody was hurt, which is a good thing,” Hampden Sydney Fire Chief L.W. Gilliam said. “That’s why we put so much effort into trying to get good equipment to make sure our people are safe.”

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According to Gilliam, the incident unfolded as firefighters were returning from a previous call. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Gilliam said Friday the 2007-model truck, E22, is considered a total loss, and a replacement truck will be needed.