BETHALTO – No major injuries were reported after a Fosterburg Fire Department truck turned over on Culp Lane outside of Bethalto.
Fosterburg Fire Chief John Holtorf said the department was coming back from a fire call on Wednesday, March 26, when at about 9 a.m., the driver in one of the trucks overcorrected coming down a hill near the intersection of Culp and Albers Lane.
As a result, “the tire went off the road, came back on and lost control,” Holtorf said.
The truck then toppled, causing the hose to be strung along the road and spewing 1,000 gallons of water into a ditch. The driver sustained minor injuries to his neck. Holtorf said he was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital and released within the day.
Holtorf said the fuel tank also leaked, but not a hazardous amount. He said the mess took several hours to clean up.
The damage to the truck was significant, but Holtorf said he doesn’t know how much repairs will cost.
The department bought the truck, one of three in the fire department, for about $280,000 in 2004. The department uses two trucks at a time.
“We’ve already got a truck on the front line taking its place,” Holtorf said.