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Responding Fire Units Collide, Crashing into Restaurant, Injuring At Least 14 People

Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif. The collision sent one firetruck careening into a restaurant, leaving 14 people, including several firefighters, injured. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif. The collision sent one firetruck careening into a restaurant, leaving 14 people, including several firefighters, injured. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Two fire trucks answering a call have collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and leaving 14 people, including several firefighters, injured, one critically.

Monterey Park Fire Chief Jim Birrell says trucks from his city and neighboring Alhambra were responding to a house fire shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday when they slammed into each other at an intersection.

One truck then plowed deep into a restaurant.

Birrell says at least 14 people were injured, one critically. Most of the rest had minor injuries.

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Authorities say several were firefighters.

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Editor’s Note: The LA Times reports four firefighters were injured) The Alhambra Fire Department said one of its trucks was involved, but that a Monterey Park fire truck crashed into the restaurant

Monterey Park is about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

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