Ladder 1 - 1

The passenger side of Attleboro’s Ladder 1 was damaged following a crash Friday evening at Pleasant and Emory streets.

ATTLEBORO — A city fire department ladder truck was damaged and taken out of service following a crash with another vehicle Friday night that left one driver injured.

Ladder 1, which is a Pierce tiller truck, was responding to a medical emergency around 7:30 p.m. Friday when it was struck on the passenger side by a vehicle driven by a 40- year-old Attleboro resident at the intersection of Pleasant and Emory streets. That driver suffered unknown injuries and was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The ladder was driven by a 27-year-old city firefighter who resides in Warwick, R.I., police said.

None of the firefighters on the ladder truck were injured in the crash, officials said.

According to Deputy Fire Chief Dennis Perkins, the truck, which is usually based at the Union Street headquarters, sustained damage behind the rear passenger door. He said the extent of actual damage is unknown as some of it can’t be viewed because it’s underneath the truck and could have possibly effected part of the diesel exhaust system.

Other fire officials said Ladder 1 continued to respond to calls throughout Saturday until an engine warning light came on. It was then taken out of service.

It is currently being stored in the South Attleboro fire station until the damage can be evaluated.

According to police, the ladder truck had its emergency lights flashing and its siren sounding at the time of the crash.

The ladder truck was most recently used to battle the two-alarm fire that displaced a family of four last week on George Street.

Officials said Ladder 2, which runs out of South Attleboro, is running in place of Ladder 1 out of Union Street.

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