At least four firefighters and one civilian were injured after a firetruck crashed into a building in North Philadelphia. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
The crash happened at Seventh Street and Girard Avenue, just three blocks from the engine’s station. The crew of engine 29 was responding to a building fire just after 4 p.m.
“Engine 29 responded on a call at Front and Diamond and when they got to this intersection here, they encountered an accident. We had four members on the engine who were injured. They were all transported to the hospital,” said Assistant Fire Chief Charles Walker.
The truck appears to have struck a car before slamming into the building. The truck remains wedged inside the structure, which officials are concerned with the integrity of.
The building was a residential complex with 12 units, but is currently only occupied by one family. They were in the back of the building at the time of the crash and were uninjured.