5 firefighters among 6 seriously injured in crash involving Chicago Fire Department truck, car

  • Source: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
  • Published: 02/10/2024 08:12 PM

VIDEO: Five firefighters are among six people seriously injured after a Saturday afternoon crash on the city's South Side, the Chicago Fire Department said. A witness described seeing seeing several fire trucks with their sirens blaring when another driver, instead of stopping, tried to get through the intersection at 47th and State streets in Bronzeville. "The sound was like a bomb," said Rickey Dawson. The metal between a Chicago fire truck and white Chevy Impala was left mangled together seemingly by sheer force. The front of the car caved in following a crash that sent its driver and five firefighters to the hospital. "The fire truck dragged him all the way down here," Dawson said. Dawson was walking steps away when he saw the collision just after 4:15 p.m. "He thought he could beat them, but as a result, he couldn't beat them," Dawson said.


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