A fire truck that was swinging around a corner with its lights and siren on slammed into a 24-story building Monday, scraping off the building’s marble paneling and destroying several windows but injuring no one.
At around 5:30 p.m., the fire crew, responding to a building alarm, turned right from Montgomery Street onto narrow Commercial Street, said Deputy Fire Chief Pat Gardner. He said the cab, traveling around 15 miles per hour, made a wide turn. The rear end of the truck, which is operated by its own driver, jumped the curb, skidded across the sidewalk and scraped along the building before coming to a stop.
The cab was unharmed, he said, “but it destroyed the back end of the truck.”
Half of the storefront of printing company Gill Reprographics, Inc., was destroyed by the impact.