3 Detroit firefighters, 4 others hurt in crash as truck slams into gas station

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Three firefighters and four others were injured after a crash Wednesday evening on Detroit's north side, investigators said.

A fire truck was responding to an alarm at about 6:50 p.m. when it collided with a  Lincoln Navigator at the intersection of Dequindre and E. Outer Drive, said Dave Fornell, the city's deputy fire commissioner.

The collision pushed the truck into a nearby gas station, where it struck a Dodge Ram near a pump, Fornell said.

Footage Fox 2 aired Wednesday night showed the vehicle hitting the station's side wall. 

No one inside the business, which remained open, reported injuries, Fornell said.

Investigators reported thatthe driver of the Navigator lost control and struck a pole, said Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

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.

Police were working to determine who was at fault in the crash, she said.