Police: LI Fire Chief, Firefighter Crash While Responding To Emergency Call
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.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories:
- Boy, 16, Falls To Death Down Elevator Shaft In Abandoned Staten Island Hospital
- Jackknifed Truck Shuts Down Bronx-Bound RFK Triborough Bridge
- Investigators: FDNY EMT Made Fake 911 Call, Misdirected Other First Responders
- Williamsburg Boy Tours Precincts To Thank NYPD’s 35,000 Police Officers
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)