Fire chief: Rescue truck hit by car shuts down interstate

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — A fire department’s rescue truck was struck by an SUV while firefighters responded to an accident on an interstate.

WYFF4 reported that firefighters were responding to a driver whose tire had blown out Wednesday night.

The department’s rescue truck had stopped to help the motorist when an SUV ran into the back of the rig, according to the report.

A passenger in the SUV was taken to the hospital while crews worked to free the driver, who was also hospitalized, according to the report.

The interstate was shut down for two hours following the accident.

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