Two women injured after hose falls off fire truck

KELOWNA - Two women were injured when they were hit by a hose that fell off a Kelowna Fire Department truck racing to an emergency Sunday night.

Firefighters were responding to an incident on Leon Avenue at 11:38 p.m. June 29. The truck was making a right turn from Highway 97 onto Abbott Street and the hose came loose during the turn, falling off the vehicle and striking the two pedestrians, according to Deputy Chief Lou Wilde in a news release.

Those onboard the truck were unaware of the incident or that it injured women, he said. They arrived at Leon Avenue and discovered the missing hose, then drove the engine back to the corner of Abbott and Highway 97 where they found the two women with minor leg injuries, Wilde said.

Firefighters helped the injured women and sent them to Kelowna General Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

A formal investigation is underway by the Kelowna Fire Department and the City of Kelowna Safety Officer to determine the cause of the incident.

No other details are available at this time.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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