FDNY Crash Injures Firefighter, Civilians

An FDNY firefighter and three civilians were hospitalized after an apparatus collided with an SUV on Staten Island yesterday afternoon, according to The Staten Island Advance.

The fire truck had its lights and sirens activated when a Honda CRV crossed into its path at approximately 1 p.m. at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Buel. A minivan was also involved in the crash.

An FDNY spokesperson told the newspaper that the firefighter and civilians were transported to Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze and that all injuries were minor.

The force of the collision caused the SUV to overturn, the report said. Following the crash, the crew quickly exited the apparatus and extricated the driver from the vehicle.

Authorities told the newspaper that the FDNY unit was en route to a reported fire that turned out to be a false alarm.

Officials did not immediately release a cause of the crash.