Two Morris Township firefighters were injured after driving a firetruck off the road to avoid a collision, Morristown police said.
At 6:36 p.m. Tuesday, Morristown police responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a fire engine on Lafayette Avenue between Morris Avenue and Malcolm Street near Route 287 in town.
Upon arrival, officers saw that Engine 2 of the Morris Township Fire Department’s Collinsville Fire Company had left the roadway and crashed into a wooded area, police said.
The driver of the vehicle, Morris Township firefighter Michael Zucker, said he was responding to an emergency call when he was cut off by another vehicle, police said.
Zucker said he was forced to take “evasive action” to avoid a collision and left the roadway as a result, police said.
Zucker and his passenger, firefighter Brandon McCloskey, were transported to Morristown Medical Center complaining of minor pain, police said.
The fire engine sustained significant damage as a result of the crash, police said.
The second vehicle involved was not identified and left the scene prior to police arriving. Anyone with information is asked to call the Morristown Police Department at 973-538-2200.