Four firefighters hurt when engine crashes into tree
Four Orange County firefighters were recovering from injuries Thursday after their firetruck crashed into a tree.
The Orange County Fire Authority engine was involved in an accident at Crescent Avenue and Los Altos Drive around 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, KTLA reported.
Officials said Engine 61, based in Buena Park, was responding to a medical aid call when the crash took place. The engine was turning from Crescent to a service road just west of Los Altos when the driver apparently lost control.
The fire truck went up onto a median and struck a large pine tree, officials said. The crash was so powerful that it knocked over the tree and crushed the emergency vehicle’s engine. Four firefighters were taken to a local hospital with minor to moderate injuries, a spokesman for the fire authority said.
The fire authority was investigating the crash.
-- Kellan Connor, KTLA