Authorities are investigating a traffic accident involving and Omaha Fire Department truck and an SUV.
The crash happened at 16th and Leavenworth around 10:30 Wednesday morning. Leavenworth was initially shut down to traffic in the area.
The fire truck hit a building after colliding with the other vehicle.
Witness Kristi Staiert tells WOWT 6 News, “We tried to get the guy in the white truck out of the car but the doors wouldn’t open. He was in there just stunned. Um, I went over to the fire trucks to see if they were OK and most of them were OK just one of the firefighters had a big gash on his head and was bleeding but he seemed to be OK.”
Fire officials say the man driving the SUV was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that are not considered life threatening.
Four firefighters were transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
The building is an art gallery that is not yet open. The owner was inside the building at the time.
City Engineer Jay Davis is on scene to look at the building and make sure it’s structurally sound so they can pull out the fire engine.