BOSTON (WHDH) – An off-duty Boston police officer is being treated for life-threatening injuries and four firefighters are hospitalized following a crash that sent a fire truck into a bank in Dorchester early Thursday morning.
Officers responding to a reported crash at the intersection of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue around 2:30 a.m. found a fire truck that had barreled into the Bank of America before coming to a rest partially inside the building and that a nearby car sustained significant damage.
The driver of the car, identified as an off-duty Boston police officer, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Four Boston firefighters were also taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The street has been blocked off amid an ongoing investigation.
Not far away from the crash scene, crews responded to a fire at Charlie’s House of Pizza on Dorchester Avenue.
Firefighters put out the flames, revealing about $300,000 worth of damage, fire officials said.
There were no reported injuries in connection with the fire.