MOUNT VERNON — It will be a little longer before the city’s new grass fire truck is put into service, following an accident Wednesday.
According to Fire Chief Shawn Christy, the truck was eastbound on Gambier Street at 11:41 a.m. when it was struck in the passenger side by a car going the wrong way on South Mulberry Street.
The car was driven by Anna Salazar, Mount Vernon. The truck was driven by Nick Cockrell, Frazeysburg.
“There was moderate to heavy damage to the car, and moderate damage to the pickup truck as well,” said Christy.
Christy said the 2009 Dodge 2500 pick-up had not yet been put into service, but all of the equipment was on the vehicle. Cockrell was going to GR Smith Hardware to pick up a bolt when the accident occurred. Christy said an estimate of damages is not yet available, but that the city will get estimates for repair.
“There are some electrical issues with the radio and sirens,” he said.
Christy said the the Cockrell’s hand and back was sore following the accident. Cockrell was taken to Knox Community Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Salazar was charged with driving under suspension and going the wrong way on a one-way street.