Four Injured in Chicago (IL) Apparatus Crash

Four people were seriously injured in a crash that involved a Chicago (IL) Fire Department vehicle and at least one car in the city’s Austin neighborhood.

According to a report from the Chicago Tribune (, the crash happened just before noon. Four people were taken to an area hospital in serious-to-critical condition. No other information was immediately available on the victims, but the report indicated that no firefighters were injured.

For more information on safety and fire apparatus driving, consult Rob Raheb’s On the Road column in our fireEMS section.

Two Chicago (IL) Firefighters, Motorist Injured When Vehicle Strikes Apparatus

Two firefighters and a motorist were injured when a vehicle struck the back of a fire truck in Chicago, Illinois, early this morning. The firefighters were transported in good condition to an area hospital, according to the Chicago Tribune‘s breaking news blog, whereas the vehicle’s drive was taken to another facility¬†in serious-to-critical condition.

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