Wednesday two fire trucks responding to a call in Monterey Park crashed into each other sending one of the trucks swerving in to a Local Chinese Food Restaurant.
The two trucks one from Monterey Park and the other from neighboring Alhambra were both responding to a house fire when they slammed into each other at the corner of Emerson and Garfield Avenues.
The collision left one of the trucks embedded in the Lu Dumpling House restaurant injuring 14 people. According to reports no one died in the incident however, one victim, was critically injured. The 14 that were injured included 5 fire fighters, restaurant patrons, and a few pedestrians.
Six people were taken by emergency crews to The USC Medical Center including the critically injured victim and the five fire fighters.
An Investigation is going on right now to determine the cause of the fire truck accident.
If you or any loved one has been injured in a fire truck accident, you should contact The Scranton Law Firm right away. The laws, for maintaining and driving an emergency vehicle, such as a fire truck, are different from laws governing other vehicles. Dealing with a fire truck accident case can be extremely complicated so its important to have an experienced accident attorney on your side.
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