5 civs in auto tx area Hosps. 2 were trapped. 4 FF's will be evaluated. Engine Was enroute to reported fire. pic.twitter.com/xCNTOWVZ7S
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) August 16, 2016
Five people were injured after the car they were riding in collided with a D.C. Fire and EMS truck in Columbia Heights earlier this evening.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Holmead Place and Monroe St. NW some time after 9 p.m. this evening.
D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo said the fire truck — which had its lights and siren on — was on its way to a reported fire on the 400 block of Shepard Street NW when it collided with a car containing five people.
The driver of the car and the front passenger were trapped after the crash, Maggiolo said. Both were freed by members of D.C. Fire’s rescue squad.
All five of the car’s occupants were taken to the hospital after the collision. Three were listed in serious condition, while the other two were in potentially critical condition, said Maggiolo.
Four firefighters “appeared uninjured” but were also sent to the hospital as a precaution, he added.
Authorities with D.C. Fire and the Metropolitan Police Department are looking into how the crash occurred.