FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN APPARATUS CRASH – LOUISIANNA

A Pearl River firefighter who suffered multiple fractures and had to be extricated from the driver’s seat of an overturned firetruck Monday was in stable condition, authorities said Wednesday.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was being treated for several fractures to his skull, spine, and shoulder, according to St. Tammany District 7 Fire Chief Gary Whitehead.

The driver was extricated from the truck and airlifted to University Medical Center in New Orleans.

It’s unclear why the driver veered off the road, but Whitehead said any departure off of that highway can be a problem because the road “doesn’t have much of a shoulder.”

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