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Four firefighters and two civilians are recovering from injuries after a Detroit Fire Department engine collided with an SUV last week. 

Engine 50 was on its way to respond to a fire on Riad Street at around 8 a.m. June 8 when it collided with a passenger vehicle  at Houston Whittier and Dickerson, said James Harris, chief of public relations for the Detroit Fire Department. 

Two citizens were in “severe condition” following the accident and had to be rescued using the Jaws of Life, but they will recover, he said.

Following the crash, two of the firefighters experienced pain in their backs and lower extremities, while the other two were taken to Ascension St. John Hospital for observation, but have since been released, Harris said. 

The cause of the incident is under investigation. 

However, this is far from the first crash involving the Detroit Fire Department. In 2022 and 2021 alone, there have been multiple incidents involving Detroit fire engines crashing.