At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday August 13, 2021, Lake Havasu City Fire Engine Five was returning from a structure fire and was rear ended. The Fire Engine was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Highway 95 and N. Palo Verde Blvd. when it was struck by a vehicle. The Captain of the Engine Company reported the incident to the emergency dispatch center via radio. Two of the three Firefighters were transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The third Firefighter treated the patient in the other vehicle involved and also sustained minor injuries. The patient in the vehicle was transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center.
The Lake Havasu City Fire Department would like to stress the importance of eliminating distractions when driving. Distracted drivers aren’t just a threat to themselves they are also a danger to others. Let’s all make sure everyone gets home safely.
For further information, please contact the on duty Battalion Chief at (928) 486-3507 or Terrie Haas, Fire Administration, at (928) 854-0758.