A Chicago fire truck collided with a car Tuesday night, injuring 9 people.
The accident is still being investigated. However, it is being reported that the fire truck was on the way to a call, around 6:15 p.m., when it collided with a sedan at West 128th Place and South Halsted. This intersection is on Chicago’s Far South Side.
According to authorities, the car reportedly had been stopped at the intersection, waiting for the fire truck – but then suddenly started moving again as the fire truck approached. The fire truck could not stop, and collided with the car.
Alcohol may have been a factor in the collision.
Three children, two adults and four firemen were injured in the accident. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.
Additional information and possible updates can be found in a variety of media sources including the February 1 NBC Chicago article titled “Car, Fire Truck Crash Injures 9” as well as the February 1 myFoxChicago.com article titled “9 Injured When Chicago Fire Truck Crashes Into Car.”
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