A close call for a few firefighters dealing with a crash in Barrie.
Barrie Fire was on scene to deal with a collision on the 400 near Mapleview Drive Thursday evening, when another vehicle lost control and veered towards the scene.
This is exactly why we use fire trucks as blockers at collision scenes. The truck protects the people involved (those in the collision and first responders) and provides extra staffing to assist with the collision. Please slow down when you see flashing lights. https://t.co/kT0N4yStii
— Barrie Fire (@Barrie_Fire) December 28, 2018
Firefighters had to jump the guardrail, according to Chief Cory Mainprize, to avoid being hit. The pair ended up sliding down the nearby embankment. He adds there were only minor injuries all around.
Near miss video of @BarriePFFA and @Barrie_Fire operating at MVC in 400 highway last night. So thankful no one was seriously injuried. Please slow done and keep our #firefighters #police #paramedics and tow operators safe. pic.twitter.com/IfGsZQEsAV
— Cory Mainprize (@MainprizeCory) December 28, 2018