2 firefighters among 10 injured in collision on way to scene: FDNY

Firetruck collision in Brooklyn

Firetruck collision in Brooklyn, June 18, 2021 (Citizen App).

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Nearly a dozen people were hurt when an FDNY ladder truck collided with another vehicle as it made its way to a reported structural fire Friday afternoon, a department spokesperson told PIX11 News.

Police officials said the truck was responding to a residential fire with lights and sirens; it entered an intersection at S Fifth Street and Driggs Avenue when it struck a vehicle that was turning, hitting the side of the vehicle.

Ten people — two firefighters and eight civilians — were taken to local hospitals and treated for injuries not considered to be life-threatening, officials said.

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