Powhatan Fire and Rescue vehicle struck while responding to crash

Powhatan Fire and Rescue vehicle struck while responding to crash
The driver of this vehicle had to be extricated after hitting a Powhatan Fire and Rescue vehicle and rolling several times. (Source: Powhatan Fire and Rescue/Facebook)

POWHATAN, VA (WWBT) - A Powhatan County Fire and Rescue vehicle was struck by another driver Wednesday morning while responding to a crash.

The initial call was for a single-vehicle crash where the car hit a deer on Route 288 near Huguenot Trail.

While rescue workers were on scene, another vehicle struck the Powhatan fire command vehicle and rolled several times.

The driver, Adrian Phillingame, 61, of North Chesterfield, had to be extricated from the vehicle.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

All northbound lane of Route 288 were closed while the crash scene was cleanup up.

Phillingame is charged with reckless driving.

Powhatan Fire and Rescue posted to its Facebook page that rescue personnel were nearly struck and had just got back in the command vehicle before it was struck.

***NEAR MISS REPORT*** This morning around 0500 Powhatan County Fire & Rescue units were dispatched to a single car...

Posted by Powhatan County Fire and Rescue on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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