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Septic truck collides with responding fire engine in Virginia


The fire truck was traveling west on Richmond Road with its lights and sirens on, responding to a fire.

The truck approached the intersection and it collided with an Atlantic Systems septic truck that was also traveling west on Richmond Road.

City officials said septic waste and water spilled in the area.

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Marielena Balouris, WAVY-TV:

The James City County fire truck was heading west on Richmond Road. It’s lights and sirens were on as it was responding to a fire in the 9500 block of Richmond Road.

The driver and passenger of the septic truck were trapped for some time. Medics took both people to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical Center with serious injuries.

The driver and the passenger of the fire truck, who are both firefighters, were taken by ambulance to Riverside Doctors Hospital with minor injuries.

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