Fire Truck Collides With Car While Responding to Blaze in East Harlem

By Janon Fisher and Ben Fractenberg  on May 13, 2014 3:23pm

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 Two people were injured in a collision with a fire truck in East Harlem
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EAST HARLEM — An FDNY Rescue Service truck racing to a food truck fire collided with a sedan Monday afternoon, sending a woman and an infant to the hospital, according to witnesses and officials.

The truck was headed southbound on Second Avenue when it crashed into the passenger side of a grey Toyota Camry sedan traveling east on East 115th Street about 1 p.m., fire officials said.

Witnesses said the sedan was carrying four people — two men in the front seats and a woman and infant in the back seat.

Witnesses said emergency workers put the woman and a child into an ambulance. Fire officials confirmed they transported two patients to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in serious condition, but did not have information about their ages.

"The kid was slumped over," said witness Andy King, 52.

A child seat could be seen strapped into the back seat driver's side following the accident.

The NYPD did not immediately have any information about the accident.

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