NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — One person was killed and several others were injured, two of them seriously, after a fire truck responding to an emergency call collided with a van carrying disabled adults on Staten Island Wednesday.
The victim has not been identified.
The crash happened at the intersection of Richmond Road and Burgher Avenue in Dongan Hills.
The FDNY truck from Ladder 81 was heading to a car fire on the Staten Island Expressway, with its siren on moments before the crash.
The van then made a left from Burgher onto Richmond, witness Ali Alsaede said. The fire truck then crashed into the van’s rear driver door.
The critically injured passengers were rushed to Staten Island North Hospital. Six firefighters were injured in the crash, as well as six civilians.
Traffic on Richmond Road was diverted in both directions.