BOSTON (WHDH) - An off-duty Boston police officer is being treated for life-threatening injuries and four firefighters are hospitalized following a crash that sent a fire truck into a bank in Dorchester early Thursday morning.
Officers responding to a reported crash at the intersection of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue around 2:30 a.m. found a fire truck that had barreled into the Bank of America before coming to a rest partially inside the building and that a nearby car sustained significant damage.
The driver of the car, identified as an off-duty Boston police officer, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Four Boston firefighters were also taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The street has been blocked off amid an ongoing investigation.
Not far away from the crash scene, crews responded to a fire at Charlie’s House of Pizza on Dorchester Avenue.
Firefighters put out the flames, revealing about $300,000 worth of damage, fire officials said.
There were no reported injuries in connection with the fire.
I visited him in the hospital and spoke with his family. His injuries are serious and both he and his family need our prayers right now.
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) November 5, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Boston Police officer and family for a fast and full recovery at the automobile accident this morning. pic.twitter.com/iYgGxwr0cR
— Boston Fire Commissioner John 'Jack' Dempsey (@BostonFireC1) November 5, 2020
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