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Posted at 9:42 AM ET, 03/12/2010

Three injured in accident with D.C. firetruck

By Washington Post editors

Three people were injured in a crash involving a firetruck responding to a call in downtown D.C. Friday morning resulting in road closures and traffic tie-ups.

D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said a firetruck was on its way to a call at George Washington University about 7:30 a.m. when it got into an accident with two vehicles at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

Piringer said three people from two different vehicles were taken to hospitals. No firefighters were injured.

Get There reports that the accident closed down roads and tied up traffic downtown for several hours.

By Washington Post editors  | March 12, 2010; 9:42 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  
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Comments

Failure to yield, no doubt. Kudos to the fire truck for pushing through.

Posted by: corrections | March 12, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

No,I was there. I crossed over Constitution and heard fire engine sirens. I turned and watched as 3 fire engines passed through the intersection at a very fast rate. I did not see them slow down through a busy intersection at rush hour. The cars didn't have a chance. It was the most violent collision I have ever witnessed. It will be a miracle if the two most injured survive.

Posted by: inthesuburbs1 | March 12, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

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