4 Firefighters Hurt When Engine Crashes into Tree

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BUENA PARK, Calif. (KTLA) — Four Orange County firefighters are recovering from injuries they suffered when their firetruck crashed into a tree.

fire-truck-axThe Orange County Fire Authority engine was involved in an accident at Crescent Avenue and Los Altos Drive around 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials say Engine 61, based in Buena Park, was responding to a medical aid call when the crash took place.

The engine was turning from Crescent to a service road just west of Los Altos when the driver apparently lost control.

The fire truck went up onto a median and struck a large pine tree.

The crash was so powerful that it knocked over the tree and crushed the truck’s engine.

Four firefighters were taken to a local hospital with minor to moderate injuries, a spokesman for the fire department said.

All the firefighters were expected to be okay. The OCFA is now investigating the crash.

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