Report: FDNY truck ran light in fatal collision

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Posted: Mar 10, 2011 9:23 AM
Report: FDNY truck ran light in fatal collision

The Wall Street Journal reports that an FDNY truck involved in a fatal collision with a van ran a red light, violating state law while on an emergency run.

The accident Wednesday on Staten Island killed one person and injured eight others.

The Journal says the fire engine did not come to a complete stop at a red light as required by state law.

The fire department tells the paper that after stopping, fire trucks can proceed with caution if the intersection is clear.

The truck was headed to a car fire with its lights and sirens on when it got into the accident. Police say the van, from a nonprofit organization called Lifestyles for the Disabled, was carrying special needs adults, plus a driver and an aide.

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com