Woman hits firetruck dispatched for service call

Posted at 10:40 PM, Jul 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-01 22:40:47-04

DINWIDDIE, Va. (WTVR) Virginia State Police have charged a Dinwiddie County woman with reckless driving after she collided with a fire truck responding to a call, with lights and siren, around 6p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Police told CBS 6 Wayne Covil that the two fire trucks were headed south on Route 611, Trinity Church Road in Dinwiddie County, when a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, headed North met them in their lane.

State police said the driver of the Jeep, 42-year-old Brenda Dawson of McKenney, ran off the road, over-corrected and came back onto the road, missing the first fire truck but side swiping the second fire engine.

The two firefighters and Dawson were not injured.

Dawson is charged with reckless driving.