Tampa, Florida 2021-09-22 05:10:21 –
Palm Harbor, Florida — Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Team says firefighters were injured after hitting a pickup truck on Wednesday while responding to an early morning crash in the United States 19.
All US 19 north-facing lanes are currently closed at Innisbrook Drive.
According to the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, firefighters responded to a collision at an intersection at 3:19 am.
Officials say the firefighters were beaten shortly after arriving at the scene. Several other firefighters were dispatched and immediately began working on the injured firefighters.
Firefighters were warned of trauma and were taken from the ground to Bayfront Hospital for multiple injuries, Palm Harbor Fire Department said. Officials say firefighters are in crisis but stable.
The pickup driver was taken to Advent Health North Pinellas. Authorities have not released any information regarding driver injuries.
According to Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, one of the drivers involved in the first collision was taken to Advent Health for treatment and the other was rejected.
Florida Highway Patrol is under investigation. FHP has reported at least one death related to this incident. ABC Action News has contacted FHP for more information.
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