Five firefighters hurt after FDNY truck smashes through Brooklyn store

Photo Dec 21, 6 56 04 AM
A Fire Department truck smashed through the Coquette Kids store in Brooklyn on Dec. 20, 2020.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Six people — including five firefighters — suffered injuries after a speeding firetruck slammed through a Brooklyn storefront late on Sunday night.

Fire Department sources said the rig from Engine Company 254 was en route to a fire on Bay Parkway in Bath Beach at about 11:29 p.m. on Dec. 20 when it suddenly careened into Coquette Kids clothing boutique at 437 Avenue U, at East 4th Street in Gravesend.

The truck obliterated the first-floor storefront, creating a gaping hole in the building. Five residents living above the shop were evacuated as a precaution.

The injured firefighters on board the Engine 254 truck were brought to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, while one civilian on the ground was taken to Maimonides Medical Center. All suffered injuries not considered life-threatening.

The investigation is ongoing, Fire Department sources said.