An 82-year-old Somerville woman was seriously injured today when she was hit by a hose that came loose from a Cambridge fire engine that was responding to an emergency.
Around 11:40 a.m., the truck was headed down Massachusetts Avenue in the Central Square area on its way to a call on Pleasant Street when a hose on the side of the truck dislodged and began to trail behind the truck, said Jennifer Flagg, a spokeswoman for the Cambridge Police Department.
The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where she was rushed into surgery this afternoon, Flagg said. Her injuries are considered serious, but she is expected to survive.
It is not known if the hose was properly secured to the fire truck, which belonged to Engine Company No. 2 from the Lafayette Square station, Flagg said. The incident is under investigation.
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