Yesterday morning, a fire truck from Ladder 103 rushing to a car fire crashed into a B15 bus on Mother Gaston Boulevard at Hegeman Avenue in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. The Daily News reports, "The vehicles hit with such force that the bus, its windshield shattered and front end crushed, careened onto the sidewalk and into concrete barriers alongside an apartment building." A witness also said, "It sounded like a crumpled beer can," while others said it sounded like an explosion. The injured included six firefighters, the bus driver, 24 bus passengers and one pedestrian (no one was critically injured). The incident is being investigated; it's unclear which vehicle had the right of way.
Over 30 Injured When Fire Truck and Bus Collide
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