Video: Pickup truck slams into NJ firehouse after fiery crash

Police say the pickup truck first rear-ended another vehicle, causing it to catch fire, then careened into the firehouse


By Laura French

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Security cameras captured footage of a pickup truck causing a fiery crash and then slamming into a New Jersey firehouse on Sunday. 

Galloway Township police said in a press release that a pickup truck rear-ended another vehicle with two occupants late Sunday night, causing the vehicle that was struck to become fully engulfed in flames from the impact with the gas tank. The pickup truck then careened off the road, striking a tree, multiple signs and the Bayview Volunteer Fire Company firehouse.

Security cameras recorded the incident from multiple angles, showing the vehicle with two occupants bursting into flames and the pickup truck crashing into the firehouse before rolling over in the station parking lot, according to NBC News

The two people who were in the burning vehicle were injured but are in stable condition, police said. The driver of the pickup truck sustained minor injuries and was able to exit the vehicle on his own. No one was inside the firehouse at the time of the crash, fire officials said. The building sustained extensive damage due to impact. 

The pickup truck driver was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and assault by auto. 

 

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