South Glengarry firefighter back home; fundraiser planned

This photo, widely circulated on social media, shows the remains of a fire truck after a crash on Highway 401 on Feb. 6, 2016. The firefighter driving the truck, Randy Roberton, was badly hurt in the accident and is now home recuperating. (Facebook via Newswatch Group)

LANCASTER – On this Family Day, a South Glengarry firefighter is coming home to his family after being badly injured in a fire truck crash just over a week ago.

That’s according to a statement from the Township of South Glengarry, citing contact with family members.

But the road to recovery continues for Randy Robertson.

Robertson was hurt Feb. 6 when the fire truck tanker he was driving, rolled while trying to get to a single vehicle crash on Highway 401.

Road conditions were extremely poor at the time.

Since the accident, Randy has been recuperating at the Ottawa Civic Hospital with multiple upper-body injuries.

The South Glengarry Station 4 Firefighter Association is holding a fundraiser Feb. 21 at the Lancaster Legion.

The spaghetti supper and silent auction runs from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Donations are also being accepted by the Lancaster Firefighter Association, which will go directly to Randy as he continues his recovery.