(WABC) — Two FDNY fire trucks crashed on their way to an emergency call in Brooklyn Tuesday night, injuring nearly a dozen firefighters and a pedestrian.
Authorities say the trucks, from Ladder 113 and Engine 249, were on their way to a report of smoke in Crown Heights when they collided at the intersection of Rodgers Avenue and Crown Street around 10 p.m.
“The fire truck came, he was trying to run a yellow light,” one witness said. “And he came to turn, and then the other fire truck over there crashed with each other.”
The Ladder 113 truck was pushed onto the sidewalk, damaging at least three parked cars.
The force of the crash took down two utility poles.
“The light pole went down, he crashed into like two cars, and then it was just complete chaos,” the witness said.
A 68-year-old pedestrian sustained a minor injury and was taken to an area hospital. Eleven firefighters suffered minor injuries.