FDNY ENGINE STRIKES SUV – CRITICAL INJURIES

Saturday, November 23, 2013 Four people were injured, two critically, after a fire truck slammed into an SUV in the Bronx Friday morning.

The fire engine was heading north on Laconia Ave. to a nearby blaze when it slammed into a sliver Honda SUV at Waring Ave. about 8:30 a.m., officials and witnesses said.

“I heard the siren coming down the street, then a bang,” said Marcelo Cardenas, 23, who works in a nearby garage.

Four victims, none of them firefighters, were taken to Jacobi Medical Center. Two were in critical condition and two were in serious condition, but all four were expected to survive, according to FDNY officials.

“The firefighters jumped right out and helped take the people out,” Cardenas said. “They put the people in the ambulance.”

One firefighter was taken to Albert Einstein University Hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/4-hurt-fire-truck-slams-suv-bronx-article-1.1526564#ixzz2lTmYxvss

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