Officials investigate Back Bay fire truck crash into parked car

BOSTON (WHDH) - Officials are investigating what caused a chain-reaction crash that injured five people after a fire truck collided with a parked car.

The crash happened at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street in Back Bay. According to the Boston Fire Department, the engine was traveling west on Comm. Avenue while responding to a call on Boylston Street. The truck had its lights and siren deployed when it collided with another parked vehicle.

The impact of the fire engine caused damage to several other vehicles that were parked along the street.

Witnesses Kaitlyn Stratton and her mother rushed to help the driver in the car after hearing a loud bang.

“He was  unresponsive,” Stratton said. “My mom tried to see if he could speak but he couldn’t. Eventually he came all back, but got knocked out pretty bad.”

Boston Fire said four firefighters on the engine, as well as one person in the other vehicle, were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.

All four of the firefighters have been released from the hospital. The status of the driver who collided with the engine is unknown at this time.


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