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Chula Vista Fire engine heading to crash spins out on rain-slicked I-805

Posted at 8:59 AM, Jan 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-12 14:01:23-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A Chula Vista Fire Department engine was involved a serious collision on Interstate 805 in the South Bay, as periods of rainfall quickly moved through the area.

The fire engine was heading to support a traffic collision when it appeared to hydroplane just before 5 a.m. Saturday, according to Chula Vista Fire Department Deputy Chief Harry Muns. The truck hit the center divide and did not collide with any other vehicles.

Four crew members were on board, according to Muns, and are doing well. Three of the four were being evaluated at a nearby hospital as a precaution, but were not seriously injured.

A Chula Vista Fire Engine was involved in a serious accident on the 805 early this morning while enroute to an emergency. Firefighters are being evaluated and in good spirits!

— Chula Vista Fire (@chulavistafire) January 12, 2019

Muns said the crew did a great job of controlling the truck to minimize the impact.

The crash did not effect the traffic collision the engine was on the way to, as another crew was already there providing aid.

The collision blocked several lanes, but the scene was cleared by about 6:30 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol reports.