A 71-year-old driver was killed when her vehicle collided with an Indianapolis fire apparatus that was responding to a call Sunday.
The accident happened shortly before 10:50 a.m. in the intersection of Shelby Street and Southern Avenue, the Indianapolis Fire Department said in a statement. A fire apparatus was on its way to a residential fire when it was struck by a silver Jeff Liberty.
The car affixed itself on the windshield of the apparatus and traveled around 100 feet before disengaging from the windshield and sliding another 100 feet. The apparatus sustained serious damage to the front and side, with equipment torn from its holders and broken windshield glass spread throughout the inside.
Following the crash, the woman driving the Jeep was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the Indianapolis Star reports. A firefighter suffered cuts to the face and was taken to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.
The accident Sunday is the second in two days involving an Indianapolis fire apparatus responding to a call, according to the department. No one was hurt in a crash Saturday at Fall Creek Parkway and Delaware Street.