Fire engine crash injures 4 Detroit firefighters, 2 others

Engine 50 was headed to a fire when it collided with a passenger car; two civilians were rescued using the Jaws of Life and were in serious condition

Hani Barghouthi
The Detroit News

DETROIT — Four Detroit firefighters and two others were injured in a Wednesday morning crash between a fire engine and a passenger vehicle.

Detroit Fire Department Engine 50 was on its way to respond to a fire on Riad Street at approximately 8 a.m. when it collided with a passenger car at Houston Whittier and Dickerson, according to James Harris, fire department spokesman.

Two civilians, who had to be rescued from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life, were in "serious condition" after the accident but will recover, Harris said.

The firefighters were transported to St. John's Hospital after the collision. Two reported pain in their backs and lower extremities, Harris said, and were awaiting X-rays, and the two others were taken in for observation.

The cause of the accident was still under investigation.


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