A Rural Metro fire engine veered off the road and hit some trees Sunday in Knox County while trying to avoid another vehicle.

The accident occurred in the 6400 block of Maloneyville Road, near the intersection with Ridgeview Road.

A Rural Metro Battalion Chief told WBIR the firetruck hit a couple of trees after it ran off the road to avoid a large truck.

He said one firefighter was taken to the hospital for what was described as bumps and bruises.

The firetruck was pretty damaged because of the incident.

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