Forestry firefighters injured in crash on Redwood Highway

Three Oregon Department of Forestry crew members were hurt in the crash, though the agency said their injuries were not life threatening.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 4:45 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 5:38 PM

WONDER, Ore. — Three firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) were injured on Wednesday afternoon when another driver struck their pickup on Redwood Highway, according to a Facebook post from the agency.

The crash happened near Hayes Hill when a driver crossed over the center-line and hit the ODF truck, troopers from Oregon State Police concluded at the scene.

Three firefighters hurt in the crash were brought to the hospital, although all accounts indicated that their injuries were not life threatening.

"RM Firefighters wish a speedy recovery to our ODF Southwest Oregon District brothers involved, and look forward to their return to the line soon," Rural Metro Fire said in a post.

Traffic crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) redirected small vehicle traffic down the old highway until the crash could be cleared.

ODF said that the driver responsible was cited by police for failing to maintain their lane.

"Everyone here at ODF Southwest Oregon District is thankful for our community's concern; your support is greatly appreciated," ODF said in their post.

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