5 INJURED IN BOSTON APPARATUS CRASH

Five people were injured after a fire engine crashed in Boston’s Back Bay Monday morning, the Boston Fire Department said.

The crash happened around 11:35 a.m. Monday in the area of Dartmouth Street and Commonwealth Avenue.

The fire truck was responding to a report of smoke in a building, and had its lights and sirens on when it collided with a red car on Commonwealth Avenue.

That red car had heavy front end damage visible at the scene.

Boston EMS confirmed that one captain and three firefighters were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, and the driver of the car was taken to Tufts Medical Center.

Their injuries were non-life-threatening.

“I’m very relieved that nobody was seriously injured,” said Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn.

Commissioner Finn added that he was not blaming the driver of the car for the crash at this time.

The crash caused the truck to jump onto the sidewalk, where it hit the cars parked along Commonwealth Avenue.

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