D.C. Fire and EMS says the driver of a car that crashed with a fire truck has died from his injuries. A pregnant woman who was struck while standing on a sidewalk during the crash was critically injured.
Investigators say the collision happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday as the fire truck was responding to a report of the smell of smoke.
According to investigators, the fire truck drove through a green light at Rhode Island Avenue and 12th Street, NE, when a gold car coming through intersection was t-boned by the fire truck.
A DC fire truck crashes into a car killing the driver on Rhode Island Avenue at 12th Street NE. DC Fire and EMS Spokesman Vito Maggiolo describes how it happened from the scene. #News4 @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/il5xHzWhft
— Chris Gordon (@ChrisGordonNews) March 9, 2018
DC Fire apparatus responding on call & civilian vehicle collided at 12:15 PM 12th St. & R.I. Ave. NE. Adult male driver of civilian vehicle & adult female pedestrian tx in critical condition. 1 FF tx minor injs. MPD handling investigation.
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) March 9, 2018
A firefighter in the truck also suffered minor injuries and was transported.
A second vehicle was also hit and suffered some damage. The driver of that vehicle declined treatment and was not transported.
D.C. police were on scene and are investigating.
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) March 9, 2018
12th & Rhode Island accident involving DC fire truck. pic.twitter.com/zjzUijEteE
— Washington Native DC (@WashingtonNativ) March 9, 2018
Avoid Rhode Island Ave in NE DC. It’s shut down. It’s gridlock on all surrounding streets near 12th St. A fire truck T-boned a car and hit a pregnant pedestrian. 2 people in critical condition. pic.twitter.com/2zFjV3DYFr
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) March 9, 2018