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FIRE TRUCK-RESTAURANT CRASH
Firetruck answering call slams into Los Angeles-area restaurant; firefighters among 15 hurt
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:14 PM EDT
MONTEREY PARK, Calif.
Authorities now say 15 people are hurt after two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant.
A spokesman for Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park says six victims from Wednesday's crash are being treated there.
That's in addition to nine victims who were taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. One of them is in critical condition but a hospital spokeswoman says it's not a firefighter.
Monterey Park Fire Chief Jim Birrell says trucks from his city and neighboring Alhambra were responding to a house fire when they slammed into each other and one truck then plowed into the restaurant.