Assistant Chief Pete Gomes said that the fire apparatus was heading to a fire when the ambulance driver went through an intersection without stopping. The fire apparatus and ambulance were responding to different calls.
According to the report, the city’s policy states that an emergency vehicle driver slow down and make sure an intersection is safe before entering. Gomez stated that the driver failed to do that.
The crash was caught on video from multiple angles. After being struck, the fire truck ended up on its side after rolling and striking another vehicle.