Walker County firefighter crashes fire truck during breakfast run

Walker County firefighter crashes fire truck during breakfast run

June 4th, 2013 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

Walker County residents want answers after a firefighter crashed a truck paid for by tax payers.

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Walker County residents want answers after a firefighter crashed a truck paid for by tax payers.

He was on a breakfast run when he hit a light pole. He damaged the truck that cost more than a half a million dollars.

This story started a firestorm on social media. Hundreds of people took to the web to blast or defend the firefighters. Emergency officials told Channel 3 it's protocol for a firefighter to be with the truck at all times, and that's meant to keep you safe.

The firefighter from Station 6 pulled into Fred's parking lot in Chickamauga to get breakfast next door, when he somehow hit the light pole.

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