Singer Jewel’s car struck by fire truck responding to brush fire

Jewel in crash with fire truck
Photo: Stephenville Empire-Tribune

The pregnant singer Jewel was in a car that was struck by a fire truck responding to a brush fire on Friday. She was taken to a hospital and the doctors said she and the unborn baby are doing fine. Friday night she Tweeted:

Hey everyone-just got released from the ER & my Dr’s office- everything is fine-me & the baby r ok- thanx 4 all your thoughts & prayers.

The accident occurred on highway 67 near Stephenville, Texas at 11 a.m. Friday when a Harbin Volunteer Fire Department brush engine driven by Erath County Commissioner Jim Pack struck the passenger side of the car, according to the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.

The fire department was first commissioned by Erath County in 2009.

Jewel is married to rodeo star Ty Murray, and they live on a ranch outside of Stephenville, Texas.

Jewel and Murray

My friend Dick Mangan told me just yesterday:

Vehicle accidents were the 2nd leading cause of death for wildland firefighters between 1990 and 2009.

After a horrific accident involving the rollover of a ladder truck, the chief of the San Antonio Fire Department is holding his firefighters accountable.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

One thought on “Singer Jewel’s car struck by fire truck responding to brush fire”

  1. Thank God Both Jewel and her unborn baby are doing well. You both were so lucky.Someone sure was watching over the two of you.God Bless you Ty and your blessing to be.


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