facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Fire hose hits mailboxes, injures man

Feb. 28, 2012 at 12:54 PM   |   Comments

PUNTA GORDA, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Florida authorities said a man suffered minor injuries when a fire hose came loose from a truck headed for a call and began thrashing around behind the vehicle.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a Charlotte County fire truck was responding to a call Monday afternoon in Punta Gorda when one of its hoses came loose and flailed about, striking nine mailboxes and sending one of them on a collision course with a man standing in his yard, the Fort Myers News-Press reported Tuesday.

William Van Dornick, 50, was transported to Peace River Medical Center with minor leg injuries.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Doctors remove 9-pound hairball from teenager's stomach Doctors remove 9-pound hairball from teenager's stomach
2
Watch: Hurricane throws man 30 feet in Russia Watch: Hurricane throws man 30 feet in Russia
3
Man: 'Three-breasted' hoaxer kept me as sex slave Man: 'Three-breasted' hoaxer kept me as sex slave
4
Teen 'Trojan Man' seeks apology from school Teen 'Trojan Man' seeks apology from school
5
10,000 pigeons get 'anal security check' in China 10,000 pigeons get 'anal security check' in China
Trending News
x
Feedback