Mayor: 2 fire engines collide en route to Paterson fire; 8 firefighters injured
Eight firefighters were injured Saturday evening when two fire engines collided while rushing to a fire in Paterson.
The collision occurred at the intersection of Broadway and Straight Street just before 6 p.m. as both engines were on their way to a two-alarm blaze at 141 Main Street.
News 12 has learned one of the engines after the collision ended up crashing into the Golden Mango grocery store. The other crashed into a tree.
"This is something that rarely happens," Patterson Mayor Andrew Sayegh told News 12.
Sayegh said three of eight firefighters injured were in critical condition and were taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center. Their statuses were not immediately available. No one inside the store was hurt.
The two-alarm fire was extinguished.