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One Injured in Chicago Truck Accident Involving Fire Engine

ABC News Chicago reported late this week on a truck accident involving a pizza delivery car and a fire engine. The unique collision sent one man to the hospital.

According to current reports, the Chicago truck crash occurred on the city’s southwest side just after 11 am on Thursday. A fire engine was speeding toward a fire on South Parnell Street. When the engine was at the intersection of Marquette and King Drive, the truck was broadsided by a pizza delivery car. After a brief delay, the firefighters continued to the fire. The driver of the care received injuries, but he is expected to fully recover.

It is unclear what led to the unique collision. The Chicago Fire Department has yet to release any information about the circumstances that may have caused the crash. Most importantly, it is unclear if the car driver was driving into a green light or if the emergency lights on the fire engine were properly activated.

Our Illinois truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti have years of experience with a wide variety of accidents on our city’s roadways. We are aware that all sorts of vehicle are often involved in serious accidents-from fire trucks and pizza delivery vans to garbage trucks and semi-trailers. The fact remains that the larger the machine and the faster it is traveling, the greater the chance that severe injury will result from a crash. That makes speeding fire engines a particularly unique threat on our roadways. It is imperative that emergency workers take the care needed to arrive at their destination quickly without risking the lives of innocent travelers on city roadways.

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