A fire truck has crashed into a bank in Dorchester, Boston.
Four firefighters and an off-duty police officer were injured as a result. The incident happened after a fire engine crashed into a Bank of America on Talbot Avenue and Washington Street intersection in Dorchester at 2.26am local time.
The crash happened a mile away from the scene of a major incident.
In a statement, Boston Police said the fire truck had collided with a vehicle being operated by an off-duty Boston police officer. The officer suffered life-threatening injuries while four Boston firefighters who were in the fire truck were hospitalised, but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Dorchester Mayor, Marty Walsh visited the hospital wth Police Commissioner William Gross visited the officer in the hospital earlier today. Mayor Walsh said the police officer’s injuries are “serious and both he and his family need our prayers right now in the city.”
Boston Fire Commissioner John ‘Jack’ Dempsey said “Out thoughts and prayers are with the Boston Police Officer and family for a fast and full recovery at the automobile accident this morning.”
It is unclear if the crew involved in the incident were responding to a serious fire at Charlie’s Pizza that caused an estimated $300,000 worth of damage. The two-alarm fire broke out at approximately 2:20 a.m. at 1740 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester.