A fire crew responding to a fire at Charlie's House of Pizza, 1740 Dorchester Ave., crashed into a car and then the Bank of America in Codman Square early this morning.
Boston Police report the crash, shortly after 2:30 a.m. involved an off-duty officer and the firetruck at Washington Street and Talbot Avenue. After the vehicles collided, the firetruck, Engine 52, wound up in the bank branch.
The officer was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Four firefighters were also taken to the hospital with less critical injuries.
Because of the nature of the victim's injuries, the BPD homicide and fatal-collision investigations units were called in, police say.
Engine 52 is based at the fire station at 975 Blue Hill Ave.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to Charlie's around 2:20 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.
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The department reported no injuries at the fire and estimated damage at $300,000.