Man Issued Summons In Buffalo Fire Truck Accident

February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 4:56 PM EDT

By WKBW News

February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 4:56 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW / release ) The Buffalo Police Accident Investigation Unit has issued a summons to 20 year old Dean E. Armaine of Buffalo for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Armaine was driving an SUV when it crashed into a Buffalo Fire truck responding to an emergency call Saturday February 18th at approximately 7:15pm at the intersection of East Amherst Street and Parkridge.

Investigators say Buffalo fire was responding to a call, when the fire truck was struck by a vehicle driven by Armaine.

Four Buffalo fire fighters and the two people in the other vehicle, were treated for minor injuries.
This is the original story from Saturday night:
A Buffalo fire truck collided with an SUV Saturday night while responding to a call.

Four firefighters and two civilians were taken to the hospital after the incident in North Buffalo.

The firefighters were responding to a fire around 7:30p.m. when one of the trucks struck an SUV at the intersection of Parkridge Avenue and E. Amherst St.

Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield says the truck had their lights and sirens blaring. He is reminding the public to be mindful of emergency vehicles.

Whitfield told Eyewitness News, "Just be very careful on the streets of buffalo we're trying to be a blessing to this community and trying to get there to help people and if the public can help us just by being mindful of that moving over it would help us tremendously."

The truck will be taken out of service until repairs are completed. The investigation into exactly what happened is ongoing.