Attack line falls from Ohio rig, injures bicyclist

The bicyclist was taken to a hospital with scrapes and a broken leg; the line also hit and damaged three cars near the scene

TOLEDO, Ohio — One person was hurt when a Toledo Fire truck lost a hose while driving on an emergency run. The 150 foot attack hose somehow became loose and struck three cars and a bicyclist 4:30pm on Hawley near Indiana.

Fire officials say Engine 9 was rushing to a house fire with its lights and sirens on when the hose became loose and trailed behind. The hose wrapped under three cars southbound cars and it also yanked off a bicycle tire off its frame, throwing the man to the ground. The bicyclist was a Toledo man in his 50's. He was taken to the hospital with scrapes and a broken leg.

"It may have hit a bump down the road here and lost one of its attack lines came off the back," said Battalion Chief Bryce Blair. "Unfortunately the hose appears to have hit a bicyclist, that wrapped the bike and brought the bicyclist to the ground."

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