Four firefighters and the driver of a van were hospitalized following a crash of the Windsor Fire Departments Engine 5 at the intersection of Cabana Road and Dougall Avenue on Monday, Aug. 18., the Windsor Star reports.
According to Fire Chief David Ellis, the fire truck sustained major damage to its front bumper, resulting in injury to the four firefighters inside. Further details as to the health of the firefighters have not yet been released except that they were treated for minor injuries.
Public Information Officer Sgt. Matthew Dasti explained that the fire truck was travelling eastbound on Cabana when it was struck by a van travelling northbound as it entered the intersection. He also emphasized that the injuries to the firefighters and the driver of the van were considered to be non-life threatening.
Final reports are still not yet in, and authorities continue to investigate the cause of this accident.
Engine 5 was responding to an accident of a cyclist that had been struck by a vehicle en route they had stopped at an intersection and were hit by a vehicle coming through the intersection.
Acting District Fire Chief David Ellis
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