The volunteer firefighters were on their way to a call when the car crashed into them.


Two people were injured when their car crashed into a fire truck heading to a call on Thursday afternoon in Scott County.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Mountain View Road at Old Highway 27 in Robbins. The car t-boned the fire truck, which was from the South Scott Volunteer Fire Department.

According to a spokesman for the fire department the intersection has poor visibility.

The woman driving the car and her adult son, who was a passenger in the car, were transported to UT Medical Center.

Their names have not been released, but THP says the woman is in stable condition and the man was treated and released on Thursday.

There were no reported injuries in the fire truck. The firefighters were responding to a call for help from a wrecker driver who was hauling a car that caught fire when the accident happened.

According to the fire department, the truck suffered a bent bumper and they intend to have it evaluated before returning it to the road.

Until then Safety Officer Tracy Jeffers says they will rely on their two additional fire trucks and mutual aid from other agencies.

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