Icy road causes Portland fire truck to crash into guardrail - KPTV - FOX 12

Icy road causes Portland fire truck to crash into guardrail

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Photo: Portland Fire and Rescue Photo: Portland Fire and Rescue

A fire truck slid on a patch of ice and crashed into a guardrail as firefighters responded to a report of an injured bicyclist during Wednesday morning's commute.

The truck crashed on Sam Jackson Park Road near Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Though Portland has had dry conditions over the past 24 hours, the road became icy due to the drainage on the side of the road becoming blocked with leaves. The water flowed onto the roadway and turned to ice.

No firefighters were injured in the crash.

The injured bicyclist was up and walking around when firefighters and paramedics arrived. Officials said the bicyclist was loaded onto an ambulance and taken to a hospital.

Meanwhile, a tow truck helped free the fire truck, which did not have any significant damage.

There was some damage to the guardrail.

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