Nine people were injured, four of them seriously, when a box truck careened into multiple cars on the West Side of Manhattan Sunday and the truck’s driver attacked a firefighter.
The box truck crashed into the vehicles at 10th Avenue and West 43rd Street around 12:30 p.m.
Photos from the scene appear to show the driver of the box truck fighting with firefighters inside the cabin of a firetruck.
The truck driver was arrested after jumping into a fire truck and attacking a firefighter after the crash, according to the FDNY. It’s unclear what led to the alleged attack, but witnesses say the driver may have been trying to steal the fire truck.
Video on Twitter appears to show the driver inside the fire truck as a group of firefighters try to yank him out. Dozens of onlookers gathered around to watch as the chaos unfolded.
Another video from the scene shows a black sedan partially severed by the impact of the crash. It appeared at least one or two other vehicles was also hit by the box truck.
The nine people who were injured were taken to Bellevue and St. Luke’s hospitals.
One patient was in serious condition and three others were in serious but stable condition. Five more people, including the firefighter, suffered minor injuries, authorities said.
Police haven’t said what charges the truck driver may face.
Source: Truck Driver Attacks Firefighter After Plowing Into Cars, Injuring 9: FDNY – NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Box-Truck-Crashes-Into-Multiple-Cars-Manhattan-Injuring-9–452315713.html#ixzz4wHaYL3Mt