Two Firefighters Injured In Howard Street Collision

Two San Francisco firefighters were injured in a traffic collision in the South of Market neighborhood Sunday morning, according to an SFPD spokesperson.

SFPD Sergeant Danielle Newman said in a statement sent at 10:57 this morning that several streets have been closed and traffic has been rerouted in the area of 5th and Howard Streets after a fire truck collided with another vehicle at that intersection.

According to Newman, the vehicles involved were an SFPD ladder truck and a private sedan.

Two firefighters were injured in the collision and have been transported to the hospital, Newman said.

Newman did not have any information on the occupants of the other vehicle.

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