Eleven New York Firefighters Injured in Morning Collision
New York, NY- An early morning emergency call ended when two fire trucks collided, taking out a cab and causing injuries to eleven firefighters.
Two Brooklyn trucks, one from Ladder 107 and another from Engine 257 were traveling to the same call on different routes when they both approached a four-way stop. One was speeding west on Avenue J while the other was barreling down 103rd heading south. As they approached the intersection they both blew through the stop sign, according to the New York Post.
The two trucks slammed into each other with such force that one of the trucks also crashed into the back of parked yellow cab then into a brick house.
“I heard the tires screeching, and I quickly looked out the window and saw the truck coming towards the house,” Cecil Lowe, who lives in the damaged home, told The Post, “It was very frightening.”
One of the firefighters was pinned inside the cab of his truck. First responders had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate him.
Eleven firefighters in total were injured with four in serious condition, and the rest incurring minor injuries.
In the aftermath of a natural disaster, public employees and emergency workers have been pushed to their limits. Exhaustion could have been at play in this accident.
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