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Firefighter injured in firetruck accident

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BATON ROUGE - A firefighter was injured in an accident Thursday when the driver of the truck he was in lost control and ran off the road in north Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Firefighter Captain Voltaire Sanders was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police say the fire engine was headed eastbound to the 2800 block of Gore Road around 3 p.m. in response to a first aid call, when the driver of the engine moved right, possibly to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

This caused the rear wheels to leave the wet road. When the driver tried to regain control, police say the road buckled, causing the truck to veer back to the left, cross the oncoming lane and run off the road.

It struck two private driveways, a fence and a mailbox.

No other vehicles were involved. The other three passengers in the truck were not injured.

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