Extrication Crash Involving a Clearwater Fire & Rescue Vehicle

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Overturned Clearwater Fire & Rescue at Seminole Blvd and East Bay Drive
Overturned Clearwater Fire & Rescue at Seminole Blvd and East Bay Drive

Extrication Crash Involving a Clearwater Fire & Rescue Vehicle

Update: December 27, 2015

Ron Neuberger had a CT done and everything came back normal. He was sent home from the hospital yesterday.
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Info just provided by Clearwater Fire & Rescue

CL401 (Ron Neuberger) was responding to a reported structure fire on Clearwater Beach when his vehicle was struck at the intersection of East Bay Dr and Seminole Blvd. He was extricated and transported to Bayfront Trauma center for treatment of his injuries and is reported to be in stable condition right now. Fortunately his arson dog Quincy was not in the vehicle with him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ron for a speedy recovery.

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Posted: December 26, 2015

File photo of Ron Neuberger and his K-9 "Quincy" (IONTB)
File photo of Ron Neuberger and his K-9 “Quincy” (IONTB)

At approximately 2:10 PM on Saturday, December 26, 2015, a crash occurred involving a Clearwater Fire & Rescue Vehicle.

The crash left the SUV overturned with significant damage in the t-bone type collision.

One witness reports that the emergency vehicle was traveling westbound on East Bay Drive transversing the intersection with lights/sirens activated. The vehicle that struck the SUV was traveling southbound on Missouri Avenue “at a high rate of speed” according to the witness.

Ron Neuberger (Clearwater 410) operates this vehicle with arson dog “Quincy”.  The vehicle was dispatched and appears to have been responding to the under-control 2nd Alarm structure fire on Clearwater Beach.




It did not appear that arson dog “Quincy” was in the vehicle at the time of the crash.  The driver of the fire department vehicle was transported as a trauma alert to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.  His condition is unknown at this time.  He was conscious as they placed him on the stretcher to load him into the ambulance.  Bayflite was initially requested but once he was quickly removed from the vehicle the decision was made to transport via Sunstar Paramedics.

If any additional information is available to IONTB, the article will be updated accordingly.

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