VIDEO: One person was killed and two others badly injured after a Denver fire truck collided with a sedan Saturday afternoon.
The fire truck was entering the Broadway and Speer intersection at 1:37 p.m. when it t-boned an oncoming car. The crew was en route to a potential structure fire and had its lights and sirens on as it was crossing the intersection, police said. One person in the car was killed and two others were critically injured. Some of the firefighters also sustained injuries.
“The entire Denver Fire Department extends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victims of this tragic accident,” said Fire Chief Desmond Fulton. “We are committed to cooperating fully with this investigation and are hopeful to prevent this type of tragedy from occurring in the future.” In a news conference Sunday, Fulton said the five-man crew leaped to help the crash victims regardless of their own injuries.
“They immediately, being professionals that they are, recognized the severity of this, and even though they were shook up and sustained some injuries themselves, they immediately went to work helping to extricate these individuals.”