Several people were injured Tuesday when a fire chief responding to a fire alarm at a mall rear-ended a vehicle.
Syracuse.com reported that Moyers Corner (N.Y) Batt. Chief Michael Brown, 39, was driving with his emergency lights and sirens on en route to a fire alarm at Macy’s in the Great Northern Mall.
Chief Brown’s car rear-ended a Toyota, driven by 17-year-old Tyler Hallock, sending both vehicles into a ditch on the side of the road, according to the report.
Hallock and his passenger, Halie Rawlins, 17, complained of back pain after the crash. Hallock’s backseat passenger, Anthony Austin, 17, suffered head and back injuries, according to the report. Chief Brown suffered numerous scrapes and bruises.
None of the injuries suffered were considered life-threatening. Brown and the occupants of the Toyota were taken by ambulance to area hospitals, according to the report.
The sheriff’s office said no tickets have been issued yet, but that it is continuing to investigate