Chicago Fire Engine Crash with Passenger Car at 75th St and King Dr — 5 Hurt, Female Driver Trapped in Her Car

Chicago police, firefighters and paramedics responded about 7:17 a.m. Sunday November 24, 2019 when a fire engine was involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle at 75th Street and King Drive. Immediately after the crash a firefighter calling in to report the crash, also reported that firefighters were being physically assaulted immediately after the crash. Firefighters also requested a pin-in response.

Four Chicago firefighters and a female driver in the passenger car were injured. Chicago Fire Department reported Sunday that three firefighters were treated and released, and a fourth firefighter is expected to be released later today. The female driver was trapped in her passenger car and was extricated by 7:26 a.m. An EMS Plan 1 was activated by 7:27 a.m. to dispatch five ambulances to the scene.

A female driver in a black 4-door sedan was injured and transported to Level 1 Trauma Center University of Chicago Medical Center, where her condition was listed as “stable” according to the Chicago Fire Department. All firefighters were transported Code Yellow. The female driver was transported Code Red.

The crash occurred in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. Fire Engine 122 was northbound on King Drive, responding to an emergency call with emergency lights activated and crashed with a black passenger car that was eastbound on 75th Street.

The cause of the crash, which may have involved a stuck accelerator, is under investigation. The accelerator may have remained stuck after crash.

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