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Chicago firefighters seriously injured in response crash

Five firefighters were among six people injured in a collision with a car

By Bill Carey

CHICAGO — Five Chicago firefighters are among six people injured in a collision between a fire engine and a car on Feb. 10.

A witness described seeing the driver of a car trying to get through the intersection at 47th and State Streets as fire apparatus was responding to a call, WLS reported.

The car, a Chevy Impala, collided with Engine 50, causing significant damage to both vehicles.

Police said the fire engine had its emergency equipment activated during its response.