Friday, November 30, 2012
A fire rescue truck, its lights flashing and sirens blaring, struck a
Jeep Cherokee that ran a stop sign before crossing Central Avenue on
Friday afternoon, officials said.
The Jeep went through a stop sign on Railroad Avenue
just before 1 p.m. and was struck by the rescue truck, with two people
on board, said Capt. Thomas Salcedo of the Hackensack police.
The driver of the Cherokee, who along with a passenger
suffered minor injuries, was issued tickets for failing to stop at a
stop sign and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, Salcedo said.
The driver’s identity was not immediately available.
Both people in the Cherokee were taken to Hackensack
University Medical Center with minor back and neck injuries, said Lt.
Justin Derevyanik of the Hackensack Fire Department. The Cherokee was
towed from the scene, he said. The two firefighters in the rescue truck
were not injured.
The rescue vehicle, which suffered minor front-end
damage, was heading west on Central Avenue, responding to a fire alarm
caused by a faulty alarm system at a building on High Street, Derevyanik
said. The vehicle remains in service, he said.