1 injured in car crash with San Francisco fire apparatus

The car driver was taken to a trauma center with moderate injuries

Nora Mishanec
San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO — A driver was injured Monday following a car crash with a fire truck in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, authorities said.

Police are conducting an investigation and have not determined who was at fault in the collision that sent the driver to the hospital, said Lt. Jonathan Baxter of the San Francisco Fire Department. The crash occured around 2 p.m.

The fire truck was making a lefthand turn from Kearny Street onto Columbus Avenue when it made contact with the car, which was driving down Columbus Avenue, Baxter said.

The driver was taken to a trauma center with moderate injuries, he said. No firefighters were injured.

The fire department is conducting its own investigation in addition to the police department's independent assessment. The fire truck driver will be tested for drugs and alcohol as required by city policy, Baxter said.


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