crash truck


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crash truck

n.
1. A truck designed and equipped to rescue victims of an air crash. Also called crash tender, crash wagon.
2. A truck designed to absorb the impact of a vehicle colliding with it from behind, used in road construction to protect the crew from being struck by passing traffic.
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Stafford Crown Court heard how The Seat Ibiza after the crash truck driver Stephen Chadwick drove his Volvo lorry "into the path" of Kevin's car when rejoining the carriageway from Fradley South Petrol Station.
Maybe 20 seconds later, an airport crash truck appeared, followed by an ambulance and other vehicles.
CAT5 Set 4 Equipment P-22/24 Structural Pumper P-22/24 Structural Pumper or 75' Quint P-23 Crash truck (3,000 US gallons) P-23 Crash truck (3,000 US gallons) P-19 Crash truck (1,500 US gallons) P-30 Rescue vehicle P18/26 Water tanker P-XX Rapid intervention vehicle (500 US gallons) P-31 Hazmat vehicle Cobra 2 Specifications Chassis: 6x6 Amdac Carmichael-built chassis Engine: Caterpillar C18 Euro 3 standard emission Transmission: Allison HD4 800 7-speed automatic producing 700bhp.
As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks what happened.
Local fire units supported the crash truck and crew by shuttling more than 45,000 liters (12,000 gallons) of water from the nearby Patapsco River to mix the foam.
"During our pilot training as I was showing the road rake operation to a representative from Harrisburg, our crash truck was rear-ended on the shoulder of the road at 70 miles per hour.
If someone turned up to my office trying to inspire me into buying PS700,000 worth of a product (like I do with our Panther Air Crash Truck) without wearing a tie, I'd automatically assume the person isn't making an effort.
Switching from used truck sales in 1992, Royal Truck began manufacturing traffic control and truck-mounted attenuator crash trucks.
Earlier this year, Rosenbauer UK secured a PS2.5m deal to supply four high-tech air crash trucks to Gibraltar airport in early 2018.