LAFAYETTE, CA—A person was injured Monday night after their vehicle crashed into a fire engine at a Highway 24 off ramp, authorities said.
No firefighters were reported injured.
The collision happened about 11:32 p.m. Monday in the westbound lanes of Highway 24 at the Acalanes Road off ramp.
Firefighters from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were already at the scene still working a multi-vehicle collision that happened in the area about 9:07 p.m., Fire Capt. George Laing said.
A fire engine was hit by a Honda Accord and at least one occupant of the car — it was not clear if it was the driver — had to be extricated and transported to a hospital, authorities said. It was not immediately known if the person was a man or woman and their condition was not available.
The collision temporarily caused all lanes to be shut down for more than an hour and hazmat crews were summoned to deal with a fuel leak, the California Highway Patrol said.
All lanes were eventually opened early Tuesday.