Firefighters recovering after engine skids out, flips over in snowstorm

HENRICO COUNTY, VA – On Sunday, Henrico Fire Engine 305, from the Lakeside Fire House, was traveling north on Woodman Road responding to a call for an unconscious person when it spun on the road, traveled off the paved roadway, and overturned. Conditions of the roads were snow-covered and very slippery. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The Henrico County Division of Fire said all four firefighters were able to exit the apparatus by themselves and were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Henrico Police Department is investigating the accident.  The initial medical emergency was handled by other units responding at the same time. There was no delay in service.

“Road conditions are extremely slippery, and snow covered. Please stay off the roads and allow our roads to be cleared,” the division said in a statement.