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Fire truck crushes classic car in Evergreen

This photo taken June 9, 2009, and provided by Vicky Gits of the Canyon Courier shows an Evergreen Fire/Rescue fire engine sitting on top of a vintage 1969 Pontiac Firebird after the fire engine rolled off a a steep road on Floyd Hill near Evergreen, Colo., and pancaked the automobile 25 feet below. (AP Photo/Canyon Courier, Vicky Gits)
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EVERGREEN, Colorado- An Evergreen, Colorado firefighter has been released from a hospital after the fire truck he was driving rolled down an embankment and smashed a classic car parked in a driveway.

The firefighter suffered a bruised shoulder when the accident occurred Tuesday. His name wasn’t released.

The firefighter had moved the truck over to the far right side of the road to let an oncoming vehicle pass, but Sgt. Sean Wheeler says the dirt shoulder gave way and the truck toppled downhill.

It stopped after crushing a 1969 Firebird that its owner had been restoring for 30 years.

Car owner Bill Vickery says it’s not clear if the car can be repaired. The roof was flattened, its body damaged and glass shattered.

The fire truck may be out of service for four months.