A fire engine collided with a truck in Czernikowo near Toruń. The accident happened while the fire engine was driving in emergency mode to a soot fire in the chimney. Two firefighters were killed and three injured. The lives of the injured – as the services hand over – are not in danger.
“In Czernikowo (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship), the Volunteer Fire Department car, driving to a soot fire as an alarm, collided with a lorry” – the Headquarters of the State Fire Service informed on Twitter. The Chief Commander of the State Fire Service, on behalf of the entire firefighting community, expressed “deep condolences to the families” of the victims.
“Two firefighters are dead, three are injured,” said the press spokesman of the State Fire Service, Krzysztof Batorski. A car driving to a fire from the Volunteer Fire Department in Czernikowo collided with a truck. Five people were driving in the Volunteer Fire Department car, the injured are conscious, the spokesman said. Two of them are PSP officers – he added.
Two firefighters are dead, three are injured
– Two OSP firefighters died on the spot. Three volunteer firefighters were injured and taken to hospital. A woman and a man, friends of the Volunteer Fire Department, died in the accident. Our friend and colleague, while going to save others’ lives, lost their lives – emphasized the young brig. Arkadiusz Piętak, spokesman for the Provincial Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Toruń
The injured firefighters were taken to hospitals in Toruń and Lipno. Their life is not in danger.
They were going to put out the soot fire in the chimney
The accident happened after 5 o’clock at the intersection of ul. Słowackiego with the national road number 10. The TSO car was driving in emergency mode until a soot fire in the chimney in Liciszewy.
The causes of the accident are determined by the police, working under the supervision of the prosecutor.
State road 10 is blocked. The police have set a detour. In the direction of Toruń through Wola, Mazowsze and Dobrzejewice. In the direction of Warsaw, in Czernikówko, you have to take a local road nearby.
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