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Firetrucks Collide in Brooklyn – 11 Injured

Engine and Truck Headed to Same Incident

TWO FIRETRUCKS COLLIDED AT AN INTERSECTION Wednesday morning in Brooklyn, New York.

NY Post / Martinka

The crash left eleven firefighter injured, four seriously, including the engine driver who was unconscious and trapped in his cab.  The New York Post continues:

The collision happened around 7:45 a.m. at the intersection of Avenue J and East 103rd Street in Canarsie, officials said. All of the injured firefighters were taken to Kings County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the FDNY said.

Engine 257 was traveling south on East 103rd, while Hook & Ladder 170 was motoring west on Avenue J, according to witnesses. The trucks swerved and collided in the middle of the intersection. Black skid marks showed where they hit.

Both trucks crashed through a brick wall of a two-family house at the corner. Truck 170 slammed into a parked yellow cab before going through the wall. The house itself escaped serious damage, other than a few busted [sic] windows.

NY Post

Both units were responding to a smell-of-smoke call.

No further information has been released yet on the medical conditions of the injured.  Firegeezer will update if any more info. is given out.

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