PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Four firefighters and one civilian were injured after a fire truck crashed through a building on Thursday afternoon in North Philadelphia.
It happened shortly after 4 p.m. at 7th and Girard. Police say the crew was responding to a house fire near Front and Diamond streets, with lights and sirens active, when a witness says a car shot across the intersection.
The fire truck tried to swerve out of the way, but hit a woman driving a black Toyota. According to the witness, the fire truck then bounced off the median, hit a parked truck and careened into a building.
The car, with heavy front-end damage, could be seen a short distance away. A damaged SUV was near the building that was struck.
The conditions of the firefighters were not immediately available.
A woman driving in another vehicle was also injured. Her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, according to Assistant Fire Chief Charles Walker.