EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Man jumps in fire truck, allegedly assaults firefighter after crash

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Video shows Hell's Kitchen crash, man climb into fire truck
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Exclusvie video of the crash where a man climbed into a fire truck in Hell's Kitchen.

HELL'S KITCHEN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Nine people were injured after a man driving a box truck struck several vehicles, got into a fire truck and assaulted a firefighter.

Police say 36-year-old Devon Brandon of Brooklyn was driving the truck northbound between 42nd and 44th Street on 10th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

He then got out of his truck, and into a fire truck. The firefighter inside was injured.

WATCH: Firefighters apprehend truck driver after crash, assault

Firefighters arrest a driver who crashed his truck, jumped into a firetruck and assaulted a firefighter in Hell's Kitchen.

Police took the truck driver into custody.

Brandon is charged with felony reckless endangerment, assaulting a firefighter, driving while impaired on drugs, possession of cocaine and marijuana and refusing to take a breath test.

He was admitted to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation.

Lucy Yang's full report:

Lucy Yang has the details on the wild crash that left multiple injured in Hell's Kitchen.

Eight other people who were injured were taken to Roosevelt Hospital and Bellevue Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Brandon is currently on parole for criminal possession of a weapon and criminal sale of a firearm.