By Nicholas Rizzi and Wil Cruz
BROOKLYN — A fire truck racing to a blaze in Bedford-Stuyvesant crashed into another vehicle Tuesday, leaving 10 people, including six firefighters, injured, officials said.
The Ladder 111 truck, on its way to a trash fire at 1275 Bedford Ave., smashed into a silver Dodge Charger at Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue about 12:20 p.m., an FDNY spokesman said.
Louis Smith, 55, who lives in the neighborhood, said the fire truck plowed into the Charger, which was turning onto Fulton Street, as it was running a red light at Nostrand Avenue.
"It was like slow motion," Smith said.
The blast crushed the front of the Charger, and left the driver shell shocked, Smith said.
"It took a long time for the driver to come out of the car," he added. "He looked distraught. I felt bad for him."
Six firefighters and four civilians were taken to Kings County and Woodhull hospitals with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, the spokesman said.
There were no injuries from the fire.