Newport Crash Sends 2 to Hospital

Updated 5 years ago

Two people were taken to the hospital after a pickup truck collided with a rescue vehicle in Newport Saturday evening.It happened just before 6 p.m. on Elm Street, just past the Ridge Road intersection.A Newport Fire and Rescue crew was headed out on an emergency call…with lights and sirens on…when they were struck head-on by a pickup truck.State Police say it appears the driver of the pickup was trying to maneuver around a car that had stopped in the middle of the road…and in doing so, drove into the path of the rescue vehicle.The pickup driver suffered leg injuries and was taken to the hospital.His passenger was also transported, with minor injuries.The two firefighters in the rescue vehicle suffered bumps and bruises.So far no charges have been filed.The crash is under investigation.


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