Three firefighters injured when car slams into fire engine en route to Lake Worth fire

TraumaHawk flew driver of the vehicle to hospital

LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Three firefighters suffered injuries after a car slammed into their fire engine while they were responding to a house fire in Lake Worth, says Captain Albert Borroto, spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

Joseph Cokusis has been identified as one of the firefighters injured.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriffs office Nerin Palm-Velasquez was the driver of the Honda Accord.

The incident happened shortly before 12:30 Saturday afternoon near the intersection of N. Dixie Highway and Lucerne Avenue, says Borroto.

According to Borroto, fire rescue crews were responding to a structure fire at an abandoned house in the 700 block of South "E" Street in Lake Worth when a car slammed into the fire engine.

All three firefighters sustained non-life-threatening injuries, confirms Borroto.

Trauma Hawk transported the driver of the vehicle to Delray Medical Center.

Borroto says the accident did not delay response time. The structure fire was extinguished by other units on scene.

Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash.

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