NEW YORK - More than a dozen people were sent to the hospital on Sunday when a fire truck, a MTA bus and a car crashed near Astoria, authorities said.

A total of 14 people, including two firefighters, were taken to area hospitals with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, an FDNY spokesman said.

The crash occurred at about 12:20 p.m. by the corner of Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Street, the spokesman said.

The fire truck had been on its way to a fire at 8-01 26 Ave. at the time. The fire was eventually put out with the aid of other firefighting units dispatched to the scene, a spokesman said.

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The cause of the accident is under investigation, an FDNY spokesman said Sunday night night.

With Laura Figueroa