2 firefighters out of hospital after car crashes into fire truck in Gaston County, department says

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Two Lucia Riverbend firefighters have been released from the hospital after being involved in a multi-car crash on Wednesday.

According to a release from the department, a Lucia Riverbend Fire Truck was in a three-car crash close to the intersection of NC 16 and Horseshoe Bend Beach Road in northern Gaston County.

The department says firefighters were heading to a call with their lights and sirens on when they were hit. Three people, including the two firefighters, were taken to local hospitals by EMS. Their conditions weren’t made available Wednesday morning.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating what led up to the crash.

No additional information is available at this time.

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