Police say a woman driving too fast for conditions on a snow-slickened South Side street Tuesday morning caused a crash when her pickup slid into a Chicago Fire Department truck.
The crash happened about 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of 51st and South Union streets, about a block from Engine 50’s house, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
The fire engine was headed south on Union with its lights and sirens on, and it had the green light, Mirabelli said. At the same time, a 1994 Chevrolet pickup heading west on 51st was sliding through the intersection after the woman driving lost control.
The pickup struck the left rear tire of the fire truck and sustained some front-end damage, Mirabelli said.
The pickup driver and a male passenger were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County; and the driver of the fire truck was taken to Rush University Medical Center for observation. All three were in serious to fair condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.
The other four firefighters on the truck were uninjured, Mirabelli said.
The driver of the pickup, whose age was not immediately known, was expected to be issued citations for driving too fast for conditions, Mirabelli said.
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