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14 Injured When Fire Truck Slams into MTA Bus: FDNY

The fire truck was on its way to the scene of a fire when it was involved in the accident

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    14 Injured When Fire Truck Slams into MTA Bus: FDNY

    Two firefighters were among 14 people injured after an FDNY truck crashed into an MTA bus in Queens Sunday, fire officials said. Michael George reports. (Published Sunday, June 26, 2016)

    Two firefighters were among 14 people injured after an FDNY truck crashed into an MTA bus in Queens Sunday, fire officials said.

    “It sounded like a bomb. It was a humongous sound. We were so afraid, we came running. The bus didn’t stop, it kept going, so the truck ended up hitting it," witness Laura Milander said. 

    The fire truck was on its way to a reported fire in Astoria at about 12:20 p.m. the when it hit a Q11 bus at the intersection of Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Street, police said.

    Twelve passengers on the bus were taken to Elmburst Hospital. All of their injuries were serious, but not life-threatening, the FDNY said.

    The two injured firefighters were taken to local hospitals.

    At least three parked cars were also hit during the accident.

    The firefighters were responding to a report of a fire at a warehouse, the FDNY said. However, the fire turned out to be a couple of tractor trailers burning.

    The fire truck was using its emergency lights and siren at the time of the crash, the FDNY said.

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