This past week, a Summerville man was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a street sign at the scene of a fire.
The Summerville resident peered out of his house to observe a fire at a neighbor’s house when he was struck in the head by the street sign. The incident took place on Fisk Avenue in Summerville.
A city spokesman outlined the events which lead to the man’s injury: The first fire truck that arrived at the fire attached a hose to a hydrant around the corner from the house. The second fire truck that arrived at the scene drove over the hose, which then wrapped around the axle of the truck.
The momentum of the fire truck pulled the hose which bent the hydrant before the hose broke free. The broken hose then took down the Fisk Avenue sign, a chain link fence, and, finally, the street cleaning sign which struck a neighbor in the head.
The injured man was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of the injuries he sustained in the accident.
The Summerville police are investigating the incident.
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Source: Somerville man injured in freak accident at fire scene, The Boston Globe, September 7, 2010