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Police: LI Fire Chief, Firefighter Crash While Responding To Emergency Call

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BELLMORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A fire chief and a volunteer firefighter were injured in a crash while responding to a call of an automobile accident on Long Island.

The incident occurred around 1:45 p.m. Sunday in Bellmore.

The 34-year-old North Bellmore Fire Department chief was driving northbound on Newbridge Road when his vehicle collided with a Jeep driven by a 27-year-old volunteer firefighter, Nassau County Police said. The Jeep was making a left turn onto Newbridge Road from Belmond Avenue at the time of the accident, police said.

The chief sustained knee and back injuries.

The volunteer firefighter was ejected from his Jeep and sustained head and neck injuries, police said. He was listed in critical but stable condition.

Both vehicles were impounded from the scene for brake and safety inspections.

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