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Semi-Truck Driver Crashes Through Fire Station in Hermiston

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A semi-truck driver is in the hospital after crashing through a fire station in Hermiston early Friday morning. A semi-truck driver is in the hospital after crashing through a fire station in Hermiston early Friday morning.
HERMISTON, OR - A semi-truck driver is in the hospital after crashing through a fire station in Hermiston early Friday morning.

The Hermiston Fire Department tells us a little after 5 a.m. the driver drove through the side of a brick wall at Fire Station 2, located at the intersection of  Highway 207 and Punkin Center Road. The truck penetrated about 20 feet into the building, extensively damaging both the first and second floors of the station.

Crews arrived and extricated the unresponsive male driver from the truck. He was the only occupant. Paramedics life flighted him to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. His name has not been released but firefighters tell us he is in the Intensive Care Unit.

The fire station was unoccupied at the time of the accident.

Lt. Scott Cahill tells NBC Right Now the intersection is notorious for accidents because there is a bend in the road.

The first station was unoccupied at the time of the accident. The semi has since been removed and crews are now investigating the damage done to the building.

The accident is under investigation at this time.
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