COLUMBUS, Kan. — A Southeast Kansas firefighter is under observation after a medical emergency causes him to lose consciousness resulting in the truck he was driving to leave the roadway.
Shortly after nine the morning Columbus Fire and Rescue was responding to a fire alarm.
The driver of the truck suffered a medical emergency causing him to pass out while driving.
The truck traveled off the road and collided with a tree leaving the truck out of service.
He was taken to a Joplin hospital and is under observation until doctors figure out the cause.
Columbus Police Chief Jason Daniels says he hopes for a swift and full recovery as the Kansas Highway Patrol investigates the incident.