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The Stockton Fire Department said the firefighter is heading into surgery soon and is stable.
The fire department shared a message from the firefighter that he shared with his crew.
Hey I’m doing good. […] But it could have been A LOT WORSE! Surgery in a few hours. Don’t need anything now but I’ll let you know. Thank you for checking on me! Love you guys.
Officials said the driver of the other vehicle received medical attention and should be released without issue.
“Despite traumatic damage to the tiller cab, we want to reiterate that both our firefighter and the driver of the other vehicle are in stable condition,” Stockton Fire wrote.
Original story below:
STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — A firefighter responding to a structure fire in Stockton has been taken to the hospital after a crash involving another vehicle, the Stockton Fire Department said.
A Stockton Fire truck hit a vehicle near West March Lane and North Pershing Avenue, officials said. The fire truck continued through the intersection and hit a building, damaging the tiller cab where a firefighter was riding.
The tiller cab was removed from the fire vehicle, officials told FOX40. The firefighter was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. Their condition is unknown.
A second person involved was also taken to the hospital in an unknown condition.
The southbound lanes of North Pershing Avenue are closed to traffic.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.