A pre-prom crash drill at a Minnesota high school quickly turned into the real thing Friday morning when an unoccupied fire truck slammed into a car.
The injured included an EMS provider, a state trooper and two students at Detroit Lakes High School, according to Detroit Lakes.
The mock crash started out as planned, with student actors portraying the aftermath of a drinking and driving incident. Others were standing nearby watching it unfold.
Firefighters from Detroit Lakes Fire Department were removing the "victims" from the vehicle, when the empty fire truck started heading toward them, picking up speed as it approached, the newspaper reported.
It plowed into the back of one of the cars being used in the exercise. A firefighter quickly jumped into the truck, bringing it to a stop.
Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Dave Baer told reporters, the emergency brake was on and the truck was in neutral, as it should have been.
“I’ve got the state coming to look at (the truck) and Swanson’s Repair,” Baer said. “Engine 3 isn’t very old at all.”
The students were sent back to class after watching the mock-turned-real incident.