Just before 5 pm Tomball firefighters were responding to an apartment fire on Lawrence Street in Tomball. Reports of fire with injuries. As the 2001 E-1 tower truck that was east bound on SH 99 feeder entered the intersection of Rocky Road and slammed into a Ford F-250 pickup. The driver of the firetruck lost control of the 39 ton truck, went between two traffic control poles and into a field. That is where it rolled over in the soft mud. Four firefighters were in the truck with seat belts and firefighting gear on. All were taken to Tomball Hospital as a precaution. One female firefighter is expected to remain overnight for observation. Two persons were in the pickup and both were transported also. The male passenger is also expected to remain for observation overnight. Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash. There were no witnesses so they were having to interview those involved at the hospital. The intersection has very limited sight as the overpass for 99 and then a wall of trees along the west side of Rocky to the intersection.

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    • Me Too
      Me Too

      Someone is in big trouble

      about 1 month ago
    • Bryan lovett
      Bryan lovett

      welp at least they can buy a brand spanking new (choice of manufacture) pierce seagrave or e-one ladder truck

      about 3 months ago
    • robert ross
      robert ross

      thank god nobody got killed totaled

      about 3 months ago
    • Stephen Box
      Stephen Box

      A million bucks shot to hell!

      about 4 months ago
    • Wesley Rose
      Wesley Rose

      I wonder if he will get FIRED.

      about 5 months ago
    • Troy P
      Troy P

      That’s going in somebody’s file

      about 5 months ago
    • JOEY HAWKES
      JOEY HAWKES

      😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

      about 5 months ago
    • SK8N LLC
      SK8N LLC

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      about 6 months ago
    • BTown512
      BTown512

      78,000 pounds vs a 5000 pound pick up. That fire engine should of just sailed straight on through and came to a stop. Looks like that fire truck absolutely hauling ass to cause an accident and then roll over. Most city vehicles especially those of first responders have dash cams. Unless it was the city vehicle at fault, then that footage will never see light of day.

      about 6 months ago
    • Tim Bob
      Tim Bob

      911  What's your emergency ?

      about 8 months ago
    • Benjamin Esposti
      Benjamin Esposti

      Well I admit it's interesting to get such a good view of underneath a fire truck...

      about 8 months ago
    • Autigers2010
      Autigers2010

      Of course the female gets hurt, just not as strong as males! Anyway I wonder what happened to the fire?

      about 8 months ago
    • Guitars & Tin Whistle
      Guitars & Tin Whistle

      did they make it i pray they are not dead

      about 11 months ago
    • Adan Ochoa
      Adan Ochoa

      It's still salvageable. With a little bondo, fiberglass and duct tape should look just as good as new.

      about 1 year ago
    • itstheoz1
      itstheoz1

      im sure the 250 will get the blame fire fighters and cops are never at fault its a rigged system

      about 1 year ago
    • Gary Finnstrom
      Gary Finnstrom

      that engineer did a hell of a job driving glad the brother sister are ok

      about 1 year ago
    • David Imhoff
      David Imhoff

      Respectful media. Kinda shocked with that. Glad everyone was okay

      about 1 year ago
    • Gregg Goss
      Gregg Goss

      Some of these reporters are dumb fucks. "They don't just have these ready to go on Amazon do they". Whether she is being facetious or not, what a dumb ass question to ask.

      about 1 year ago
    • Gregg Goss
      Gregg Goss

      Gotta hate when that happens. $700,000 paperweight now.

      about 1 year ago
    • john stewart
      john stewart In reply to Gregg Goss

      $700,000 ? Guess again. The truck weighs 78,000 lbs. Replace cost is $1.2 MILLION. That probably doesn't include the equipment, tools, and supplies that were "totaled" as well, Most likely all that is covered by insurance - minus what is probably a very high deductible. If the pickup truck is judged to be at fault, it's almost certain that (s)he doesn't carry that much insurance, which means everything over the pickups total coverage will fall on the fire department's policy, and that will again be subject to the department's deductible. The pickup owner will be responsible for all the payments that are not covered by his insurance, which could mean (s)he will be paying thousands of $ forever - unless (s)he files bankruptcy. (I used to be in charge of the claims office at corporate headquarters of a major insurance company)
      Drive safely everyone.

      about 11 months ago
    • Adan Ochoa
      Adan Ochoa In reply to Gregg Goss

      Gregg Goss Are you saying firetrucks don't have insurance?

      about 1 year ago
    • Richard Monaghan
      Richard Monaghan

      Wow Scott.... that was fast. I would love to learn this scary job from you but no money to be made in this where I'm living Good old Winnipeg

      about 1 year ago
    • John Smith
      John Smith

      Wow...that fire truck is really messed up....

      about 1 year ago
    • Sonya Mckay
      Sonya Mckay

      So hope all are ok . Just wanting to know how much to tow a fire engine ..

      about 1 year ago
    • Daniel Garcia
      Daniel Garcia

      Millon dollar equipment lost due to a rookie driver. Never swerve go straight

      What an embarrassment for the fire department of Tomball. All that safety talk and look what happens.
      Hello this is not NASCAR, it's a big red heavy truck going slowly to an emergency site. Slow it down. I hope they were not responding to an incident. Yes I hope they came out ok but bottom line is " what were u thinking, them truck don't roll out the dealer easy, now we have one less truck to respond to incident"
      Fire departments have a reputation to uphold. " safety"

      about 1 year ago
    • Daniel Garcia
      Daniel Garcia

      How the hell does a fire truck crash and roll over

      Cops always wreck
      Ambulance fender bender
      Tow trucks unsecured load

      But a fire truck, come on!!!!!!!!. No excuse for the roll over

      about 1 year ago
    • Benjamin Esposti
      Benjamin Esposti In reply to Daniel Garcia

      If it had a water tank ... well, and if you know anything about driving vehicles with liquid cargo, rule number 1 ... DO NOT SUDDENLY SWERVE. The liquid sloshes around and can cause it to tip over rather easily. There are baffles in the tank to help reduce this, but it still is a possibility.
      Also, a ladder truck like that one is probably topheavy...

      about 8 months ago
    • Aaron Mcclure
      Aaron Mcclure In reply to Daniel Garcia

      j louis you are wrong

      about 10 months ago
    • j louis
      j louis In reply to Daniel Garcia

      steve b you cant make a quick turn in a fire truck! It takes like 5 turns of the wheel just to make a normal turn. You try flipping a 40 ton truck!!

      about 1 year ago
    • j louis
      j louis In reply to Daniel Garcia

      Daniel Garcia I was wondering the same thing. "Well he did come in contact with the truck." my ass. He should have pulverized that pick up if anything. But lose control, yeah right. You know the chief was covering for the driver. Makes you sick. Probably first time behind the wheel.

      about 1 year ago
    • Flying Bob
      Flying Bob

      I sure it will buff out ok.

      about 1 year ago
    • gosportjamie
      gosportjamie

      I hope they're going to throw the book at the idiot pickup driver. I also hope everyone involved in the fire that the truck was responding to survived well. Always give emergency vehicles running under lights and siren absolute priority, one day it might be your life they save...

      about 1 year ago
    • Aaron Mcclure
      Aaron Mcclure In reply to gosportjamie

      gosportjamie the truck did nothing

      about 10 months ago
    • Chrissie Cooper
      Chrissie Cooper

      Where's the pickup....? Said they hit one....

      about 1 year ago
    • Chrissie Cooper
      Chrissie Cooper In reply to Chrissie Cooper

      steve b Oh, I see it now. Thanks! 😊

      about 1 year ago
    • William Keith
      William Keith

      Oh Oooh, better call Maaco. Prayers for all involved. Good folks on Tomball Fire Dept!

      about 1 year ago
    • Jaci Rogers
      Jaci Rogers

      Hope everyone was ok. Y'all had a rough day

      about 1 year ago
    • Anais
      Anais

      if you were to comment saying “Whales Eat Oreos” There Wouldnt Be Any Drunks, not saying drunks were involved, but dont you wish it was that easy to get rid of drunk drivers? By just saying “Whales Eat Oreos”!

      about 1 year ago
    • Anais
      Anais In reply to Anais

      UniquelyDezined - Artist Kathy Coulson Prough lmao

      about 1 year ago
    • UniquelyDezined - Artist Kathy Coulson Prough
      UniquelyDezined - Artist Kathy Coulson Prough In reply to Anais

      lol or purple elephants and pink dotted tigers. I use this sentence when I am talking to someone who is not listening, if they question what i just had said, they were partially listening, if they never get it ,the convo is over immediately lol

      about 1 year ago