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An irate driver got into a fire truck and assaulted an FDNY member following a multi-vehicle crash in Hell’s Kitchen Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Police said just before 12:30 p.m. a 36-year-old man driving a box truck north Tenth Avenue at 44th Street hit seven vehicles, two of which were occupied.
An FDNY crew was on another call when they came upon the accident in their fire truck, the FDNY said. The crew was pulled off the call and asked for additional resources, the FDNY said.
One of the drivers in the accident got angry and entered the fire truck, while the FDNY member who was driving the fire truck was still seated inside, the FDNY said. The assailant assaulted the fire truck driver, the FDNY said.