Fire truck, car crash in Midwood

Trouble times two: Two civilians suffered minor injuries, according to a FDNY spokeswoman.
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A fire truck and a car collided in Midwood on Aug. 7 while the truck was responding to a fire that turned out to be a false alarm, fire officials said.

The truck from Ladder Company 156 and the car crashed at Avenue M and Bedford Avenue at 12:30 pm, according to the Fire Department. The truck was responding to an electrical emergency at Avenue L and Nostrand Avenue but the call was a false alarm, a spokesman for the FDNY said.

Two of the car’s passengers suffered minor injures and were transported to Kings County Hospital Center, according to a department spokeswoman.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow her
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

ty from pps says:
fire trucks should go 25 mph when going to false alarms.
Aug. 11, 2014, 7:06 am
Ted from Park Slope says:
Fire trucks should stay out of the f-in bike lanes already!
Aug. 11, 2014, 8:32 am
ty from pps says:
My impersonator's humor has improved slightly. But since you brought it up. If the car was moving slower and the driver was attentive, ya know -- driving safely -- I have a feeling they would have noticed the lights and the siren and stopped.
Aug. 11, 2014, 9:15 am
old time brooklyn from slope says:
Ted - are you serious or in the dumbest post of the day contest :)
Aug. 11, 2014, 3:08 pm
Scott from Park slope says:
it looks like the car driver was performing a preemptive turn. You know, the kind where drivers don't wait for oncoming traffic to clear before turning, the way every driver's ed course in the country teaches you to? I love that maneuver, especially when they want to plow through a crosswalk full of children and elderly to do it. The driver in this incident is lucky he didn't pay with his life the way the pedestrians do.
Aug. 12, 2014, 7:26 pm

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