Rains cause crashes; one involving a firetruck

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Reported by: Michael Barber
Updated: 10/30/2013 5:57 pm Published: 10/30/2013 5:57 pm

Drivers were headed home Wednesday night on slick streets from Wednesday’s rain. FOX23 followed a few accidents across Tulsa, including one involving a fire truck on the Broken Arrow Expressway near Sheridan Avenue.

Fire crews responded to what started out as a non-injury crash on the Broken Arrow Expressway. Moments later a red truck traveling too fast for weather conditions noticed the accident too late. The driver slammed on his brakes, lost control, and slammed into the back of the fire truck.

The whole driver side of the pickup truck was crushed in, leaving the driver pinned inside. To extract the driver, the Jaws of Life had to be used by the very crew that he hit.

"Right now he has some internal injuries, external injuries, there was a lot of blood at the scene," said Corp. Brian Collum.

The driver was transferred to the hospital. The fire truck he hit had major damage. Crews had to cut away part of the truck just to haul it off.

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Mayor Maynot - 10/31/2013 12:00 AM
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Too fast for conditions. SLOW DOWN.
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