Six Taken To Hospital After Florida Fire Truck, Car Collide

Six people were taken to a local hospital Friday evening after a car and a Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue vehicle collided.

An Oldsmobile carrying three people and a Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue truck carrying two workers and their patient crashed near Broward Boulevard and 31st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale just after 7:30 p.m.

"The cars heading westbound had already stopped. There was one lane that was empty of vehicles, so that's the lane that the person came through," said Lois Bowman, of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.

The fire rescue truck was taking the patient to Plantation General Hospital when the incident occurred, officials said.

"The lady didn't stop. She just ran into him. I guess she had a turn signal, but she should have stopped with all the lights flashing," said Willie Jackson, a witness.

"The lights were always on, but you couldn't hear nothing. I guess that's how they got in an accident, by not hearing," said Kita Jones, a witness.

The two paramedics and the patient were taken to Broward General Medical Center on cautionary measures. The three people in the Oldsmobile were taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.

Traffic in the area was backed up for a couple of hours.

Fort Lauderdale police are investigating who was at fault in the incident.

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