Family forced to jump four storeys from Quebec City fire questions truck safety
QUEBEC CITY – The family that was forced to jump out of a four-storey building to escape a fire in Quebec City is now questioning whether the truck should have been on the road.
Nathalie Chicoine, her 10-year-old son and her partner were forced to jump out of the window on Jan. 6, when the fire truck’s ladder failed to extend.
For Chicoine, the jump to the ground meant 14 hours in surgery, five facial fractures, fractures to her hip, arm and leg and at least six months in recovery.
WATCH: A Quebec City family was forced to jump four storeys after the ladder of a firetruck didn’t extend.
The family is now taking Quebec City to court over the incident.
“We ask the City of Quebec to explain why they didn’t have a Plan B,” the family’s lawyer, Guy Bertrand told Global News at the time.
The fire department won’t say whether the truck should have been in operation, however the union alleges it has had problems in the past.
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