2 firefighters hurt in Chicago car crash

Two firefighters were injured in a Chicago auto accident that occurred on the South Side early Saturday morning, according to WGN TV. The collision occurred when a minivan rear-ended a Chicago fire truck as the driver was getting off the Dan Ryan Expressway S. Lafayette Ave. and W. 71st St. The incident occurred around 1 AM as both vehicles were moving southbound on Lafayette.

The firefighters were taken by ambulance to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park in fair condition. Chicago Police Department’s major accident investigation unit came out to the scene, but they ended up not handling the investigation.

The driver of the minivan was also hurt and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious to critical condition. It has not been reported if the at fault driver was ticketed by the Chicago Police Department or if drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.

Read the story as reported by firechief.com here.

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