Driver hospitalized after crash with fire truck in West End
Pittsburgh firefighters attempt to extricate a woman who was trapped in her SUV after being hit by a fire truck at the intersection of South Main Street and Wabash Avenue in the West End, Thursday, December 13, 2012.
Photo by Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
One person was taken to the hospital after a fire truck crashed into a car in the West End Thursday evening, officials said.
The accident occurred just before 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of South Main and Wabash streets, according to Allegheny County 911 dispatchers. The fire truck was responding to a call with its lights and sirens flashing, but a silver SUV failed to yield the intersection.
The driver of the SUV was transported to Allegheny General Hospital on the North Side for treatment of head pain, 911 dispatchers said. No one on the fire truck was injured.
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