March 05--Three people were injured late this morning in an accident involving a fire truck on the South Side in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The accident happened about 11:30 a.m. on the 5100 block of South Union Avenue, according to Fire Media information.
A fire truck was returning from a fire on the South Side when it collided with a vehicle, according to Fire Media.
A 1994 Chevrolet pick-up truck was westbound on 51st Street when it slide through a red light and crashed into the fire truck that was southbound on Union Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
The pick-up truck hit a rear tire of the fire engine causing damage to the front end of the pick-up, Maribelli said.
A woman driver of the pick-up and a male passenger were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious-to-fair condition. The firefighter who was driving the fire truck was taken for observation to Rush-Presbyterian- St. Luke's Medical Center.
Preliminary reports the driver of the pick-up truck was driving too fast for conditions and the fire truck was returning from a call and had its light activated, Mirabelli said. He also said citations were pending.
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