3 Orlando firefighters hurt in crash that shut down EB 408
Vehicle rear-ended firetruck responding to crash, police say
ORLANDO, Fla. – Three Orlando firefighters were injured in a crash Thursday night that shut down a portion of the interstate, according to the Orlando Police Department.
Officers said the firefighters were responding to a minor crash on eastbound 408 shortly before 11 p.m. when another vehicle rear-ended the firetruck.
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3 of our firefighters were injured overnight when a car crashed into Engine-6 as they were outside assisting an accident on the 408. Driver of car was transported to ORMC as a trauma alert. We are grateful that the FF injuries are non-life threatening & wish for a speedy recovery pic.twitter.com/mpul2rAREN— Orlando Fire Dept (@OrlandoFireDept) December 21, 2018
The firefighters suffered minor injuries, according to police.
The driver of the vehicle that slammed into the back of the truck suffered serious injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, police said. The driver's identity has not been released.
It's unclear if the driver will face charges.
Eastbound 408 was shut down following the crash but has since reopened.
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