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PORTER FIRE TRUCK T-BONED ON A CRASH SCENE

Just before 530pm Porter Fire Department was dispatched to a major accident on US 59 at the Community Drive exit. As the engine arrived with emergency lights activated and sired the engine operator started to turn left from the feeder onto the exit ramp to access the crash. All traffic had stopped, As he did a motorist in a 1998 Chevrolet pickup came down the left lane at high speed and slammed into the side of the fire truck. The driver was the single occupant of the pickup. The pickup driver was transported to Kingwood Hospital in critical condition. The firefighters were not injured but another truck had to be dispatched to attend to the injured of the original crash. The fire truck suffered close to $100,000 in damages. DPS investigated the crash. The northbound feeder from FM 1314 to Community was closed until 845pm.

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