MATTAPAN (CBS) – A firefighter and an off-duty police officer were taken to the hospital on Tuesday after a crash at busy intersection in Mattapan.

State police investigating the crash determined a fire engine was responding to a call with its lights and siren on when an SUV collided with it at the corner of Marton and Harvard streets. The ladder truck then slammed into a light pole.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports.

The drivers of the truck, Francis Tierney, 52, of Hyde Park, and the SUV, Darrell Vinson, 46, of Mattapan, were taken to local hospitals. The firefighter was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, while the officer was taken to Boston Medical Center. Authorities say Vinson had a serious leg injury and Tierney’s injuries were minor.

The collision with the signal light pole disabled the traffic lights. Traffic was detoured for about three hours.

Comments (10)
  1. Cynic says:

    It’s gotta be the Firemans fault…..Cops never cause accidents.

  2. lissie says:

    the cop was driving to fast.. way to fast

    1. tom says:


    2. shotime says:

      Did you actually witness the accident?

  3. jason says:

    it was the cops fault

  4. Wayne H Smith says:

    Drivers of fire trucks don’t obey the traffic laws – they probably just drove through the red light without using due caution, or, for that matter, ANY caution!

  5. emom says:

    Who was talking, wait, or did they signal right but make a left, no wait. was the sun in there eyes. Wait someone cut them off , yeah thats what happened.. mystery solved.

  6. Liz says:

    I’m sorry, when did you all join the state police? It’s sick how everyone assumes that their information is correct based purely on their own experiences and no actual information of the case other than this little blurb. Yikes. I would love to know what you all do for work so I can make assumptions about you without any knowledge of you or the situation at your particular job site.

    1. tom says:

      thank you from a friman

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