Three Wesley Chapel firefighters injured when truck overturns

Overturned Wesley Chapel Firetruck. (WBTV)

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Three area firefighters were injured when their truck overturned at around 4:30 pm on Friday July 6th in Union County.

The accident occurred when the firefighters were responding to a lightning strike call during some heavy rain and slick roads when a thunder storm was rolling through the area.  The incident was reported to happen in the 2200 block of Wesley Chapel Road.  Local officials said firefighters in Engine 260 attached to the Wesley Chapel Fire Department were responding to a call in the area when the incident occurred.

It was widely reported two firefighters were taken to Novant Health in Matthews while a third firemen was transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.  There have been no reports on the extent of the injuries, however, officials said all three casualties are expected to recover as their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

As of this writing no names have been released to the public.  Traffic was closed promptly between Magna Land and Brook Valley Run while crews are working on the scene to clean up the road.

Officials also mentioned any parents of children at the Wesley Chapel Child Development Center could access the facility using an alternate route from the Sun Valley side of Wesley Chapel Road.

Meanwhile, we have recently learned officials reported all three firefighters who were involved were discharged from the hospital Friday evening with only minor injuries.

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