Seat belt credited for saving Maine firefighter in tanker rollover

Lebanon Rescue Captain Natasha Kinney was driving a 2005 Freightliner tanker truck when it struck a soft shoulder and rolled over


By FireRescue1 Staff

SHAPLEIGH, Maine — A firefighter involved in a rollover on Sunday escaped serious injury thanks to wearing a seat belt, according to department officials.

Lebanon Rescue Captain Natasha Kinney was driving a 2005 Freightliner tanker truck when it struck a soft shoulder and rolled over in Shapleigh, Maine, pinning her, according to the department's Facebook page.

Capt. Kinney was extricated, transported by helicopter to a local hospital and later released with no signs of internal injury.

The department credits her wearing a seat belt with saving her life.

A group of motorcylists say the fire truck nearly struck them in the accident, and Capt. Kinney worked hard to avoid them, according to FOX 23.


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