WASHINGTON - 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.
DC Fire and MPD investigating whether the brakes failed on Engine 28 when it crashed into police cruiser on Porter St. NW.— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) October 6, 2015
DC Fire Chief says he was told the brakes were reported to be "soft" on Engine 28 when it crashed. Pumper is now being inspected.— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) October 6, 2015
A DC Firefighter and a DC Police officer were injured in the crash on Porter Street. Chief says both have been released.— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) October 6, 2015
Update: Chief Dean says Engine 28 passed brake inspection after crash on Porter street. Says alignment was off. Engine pulled to left.— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) October 6, 2015