Evanston fire truck involved in car accident Sunday morning

Paige Leskin, Reporter

An Evanston fire department truck was hit by a car Sunday morning while responding to a fire call, officials said.

The accident occurred at about about 9:35 a.m. Sunday at Ridge Avenue and Central Street when a woman in an SUV tried to maneuver around the fire truck, fire Chief Greg Klaiber said. After hitting the truck, she crashed into a pole, he said.

The woman may have suffered a seizure or passed out, resulting in the crash, Klaiber said. The woman was unconscious following the accident and was transported to Evanston Hospital, he said.

As of latest reports, the woman was in stable condition, Division Chief Dwight Hohl told The Daily at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

No firefighters were hurt because of the accident. One firefighter was minorly injured while removing the woman from her car, but will be able to immediately return to work, Hohl said.

The truck suffered only minor damages, Klaiber said. Police were on the scene investigating the accident at about 10:30 a.m Sunday, he said.

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