Bystander Films Los Angeles Fire Department Driving Directly Into Parked Car


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) drove into a parked vehicle Tuesday while responding to a call for a house fire in North Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The vehicle’s owner was not home when the incident occurred, but when she returned, one of the officers asked if it belonged to her, she told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview. The fire fighter told her that one of the trucks had hit her car, and apologized for the damages caused, she continued.

Footage of the bump and the aftermath show that the fire truck hit the car slowly but with enough force to momentarily lift the driver’s side off the tarmac. Scratches and dents covered the entire side, including the rear passenger side.

Both LAFD and Los Angeles Police Department’s traffic control division took reports of the crash, which significantly pushed the driver’s side door inward. The vehicle’s owner was told that the city would take care of all damages, but it may not need to.

“I was going to sell the car [because] it needs [too] much work, but now I’m just going to sell it to a junk yard I think,” the owner told The Daily Caller. (RELATED: Horrifying Footage Shows Small Plane Crash Into Truck Full Of People On California Highway Before Bursting Into Flames)

When she asked why the LAFD had been on her street, she was told that officials believe her neighbor’s shed experienced an electrical surge and burst into flames. Video of the incident was shared on the Citizen App, a real-time citizen-led reportage platform.

Fires throughout Los Angeles county have increased in recent years, with homeless encampment fires increasing by 54% in the first half of 2022. Earlier this month, a fire tornado was caught on video as extreme heat hit the area.