Condition upgraded for victim of firetruck crash

AP News
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 7:46 PM
Condition upgraded for victim of firetruck crash

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have upgraded the condition of a man who was critically injured in a Los Angeles-area crash involving two firetrucks.

The trucks were heading to a fire Wednesday in Monterey Park when they collided, pushing one into a cafe and injuring 15 people — including six firefighters.

On Thursday, officials say only two people remain hospitalized — a Monterey Park firefighter in moderate condition and a civilian whose condition was upgraded from critical to critical but stable.

California Highway Patrol Officer Doris Peniche tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune ( ) that the civilian is a 51-year-old man with head and leg injuries.

The trucks had their lights and sirens on when they collided at an intersection, but only one had a green light.