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.
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.
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