What to Know
- AN FDNY firetruck smashed into a row of cars on a Brooklyn street, officials say
- Six firefighters were taken to the hospital, including the driver, in the crash in Brownsville, but they are expected to be OK
- The firefighter driving the truck had some sort of medical episode when he crashed
An FDNY truck smashed into a row of parked cars on a Brooklyn street Wednesday evening, sending one firefighter to the hospital with injuries, fire officials say.
The truck from Ladder 120 hit at least 10 parked cars near East New York and St. Mark avenues in Brownsville just after 6 p.m., according to the FDNY. The firefighter driving the truck had some sort of medical episode when he crashed.
Alarms sounded on some of the crumpled up cars, video shows, some hanging a few feet off the ground, as stunned witnesses rushed to the scene.
"This is crazy, I've never seen an accident like this," said Vanessa Hernandez of Brownsville.
Six firefighters were taken to the hospital, including the driver, who is expected to be OK.
The truck wasn't responding to a call at the time of the accident, the FDNY says.