Mike Wilbur

PHILLY RIG CRASHES THRU BUILDING – 4 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED

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.

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