SQUIRREL HILL (KDKA) – Two firefighters were injured when their firetruck collided with a dump truck in Squirrel Hill Thursday morning.
The incident happened on Commercial Street around 11:30 a.m.
The fire engine from Pittsburgh Station 19 was on the way to a fire call on Morrowfield Avenue when the engine and the dump truck collided while rounding a bend.
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Two firefighters were taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital to be treated for injuries.
“Our firefighters, two to be specific, were injured. They are fine and in stable condition at this time,” said Pittsburgh Public Safety Asst. Public Information Officer Alicia George.
Richard Roth owns the construction company, which owns the dump truck.
One of his employees was driving. They very respectfully declined to do an interview on camera, but said very clearly the accident was not their fault.
“We are interviewing those involved as well as reconstructing the scene. Once all that is done and we have further information, we will definitely get it out,” said George.
Accident reconstruction crews are working to determine the cause of the accident, including whether either driver was speeding or crossed the double yellow lines.
“At this time, we can’t answer whether it was weather-related or what exactly transpired,” said George.
Both vehicles sustained damage and two firefighters were injured. Both are expected to be okay.
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