3 Detroit firefighters on way to alarm, 4 others hurt in crash

According to investigators, three firefighters and four people were injured after a crash on the north side of Detroit on Wednesday evening.

A fire truck responded to an alarm around 6:50 p.m. when it collided with an SUV near Dequindre and State Fair, said Dave Fornell, the city’s assistant fire chief.

The collision pushed the truck into a nearby gas station, where it struck a van near a pump, Fornell said.

Fox 2 footage, broadcast on Wednesday evening, showed the vehicle hitting the side wall of the station.

Nobody in the store who stayed open reported injuries, Fornell said.

Investigators reported that the SUV hit a pole, said Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

EMS transported the three firefighters at the facility as well as the people in the other vehicles to a hospital, Fornell said.

The firefighters had minor injuries and cuts, he said. The others shouldn’t have been seriously injured, Kirkwood said.

The police were working to determine who was to blame for the crash, she said.


Dusty Kennedy