Fire squad unit involved in crash

Wichita fire squad accident

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WICHITA, Kansas – A Wichita Fire Department squad vehicle was involved in a collision early Friday morning at the intersection of Lincoln and Washington.

The unit was responding to a house fire around 7:45 a.m.

According to police, the squad unit was in route to a call and had their emergency lights on.

“They were eastbound on Lincoln in route to this call. The Taurus was northbound on Washington. There was a collision in the intersection,” said Sgt. Mark Jackson, Wichita Police Department.

Police say it appears the car failed to yield to a emergency vehicle.

“The early indications are the fire truck did have a red light when it came to a stop with their equipment running,” said Jackson.

The driver of the Taurus had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Police are hoping to talk to that person to determine how the accident happened.

No fire personnel were hurt.

Police are still looking for witnesses to the accident.

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