DC fire truck, police cruiser involved in collision

Did the brakes on a D.C. fire truck cause an accident with a police cruiser in Northwest D.C.? The fire chief is disputing that claim, but inspectors did find another problem with the fire truck.

- A D.C. fire truck and a D.C. police cruiser have been involved in a crash Monday in Northwest D.C.

Police say they received a call at around 4:08 p.m. about the head-on collision between the two vehicles in the 2900 block of Porter Street.

The police cruiser suffered heavy damage to the front driver's side with its tire off of the vehicle. The back end of the cruiser also suffered damage after suffering an impact with a parked SUV behind it.

The fire truck was on the way to a call when the crash happened. Authorities say the fire truck's brakes passed an inspection following the crash, but the alignment was off. The investigation is ongoing.

FOX 5's Alexandra Limon reports a firefighter and an officer suffered injuries in the incident. Both have been released from the hospital.


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