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Three firefighters among 7 people injured after engine collides with SUV and careens into van at gas pump


A Detroit fire truck was hit by an SUV and plowed into a gas station at Dequindre and State Fair Wednesday night, injuring seven people including three firefighters.

A Lincoln Navigator crashed into the rig at the intersection sending it careening into the gas station pumps, striking another vehicle before coming to a rest in front of the station store.


A witness told FOX 2 that the Navigator SUV had a green light when it collided with the fire truck responding to a call on I-75. The SUV then hit a light pole and the fire truck crashed into a gas pump and parked van. 

“The truck was coming down Dequindre, it had the green light,” the witness said. “The fire truck was coming down Outer Drive. The fire truck tried to avoid him and go up Dequindre, he lost control.

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Mark Hicks, The Detroit News:

EMS transported the three firefighters in the rig as well as four other people to a hospital, Fornell said.

The firefighters had minor injuries and lacerations, he said.

The driver and passenger in the SUV and two others in the van were not believed to be seriously injured, Kirkwood said. They were hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday night.

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