Bus Crashes Into Firehouse Damaging Two Apparatus

A dump truck loaded with top soil careened out of control down a steep hill in Haledon, N. J., hurling a bus into the Haledon firehouse on July 20. Nine persons were injured and two pieces of fire apparatus were damaged when the bus crashed through the firehouse wall. Police said the air brakes on the truck failed. The bus traveled nearly 400 feet from where it was hit, crashed through a metal sign board and tore a hole in the firehouse wall. Bricks fell on one engine and a whole section of the wall collapsed on the other. Both apparatus had to be put out of service.

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