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