Three people were injured late this morning in an accident involving a fire truck on the South Side.
The accident happened about 11:30 a.m. on the 5100 block of South Union Avenue in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood, according to Fire Media information.
A fire truck was returning from a fire on the South Side when it collided with a vehicle, according to Fire Media.
A 1994 Chevrolet pick-up truck was westbound on 51st Street when it slid through a red light and crashed into the fire truck, which was southbound on Union Avenue, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
The pick-up truck hit a rear tire of the fire engine, causing damage to the front end of the pick-up, Mirabelli said.
The pickup's driver, a woman, and a male passenger were taken to
Mirabelli said that, according to preliminary reports, the driver of the pickup truck was driving too fast for conditions. The fire truck was returning from a call and had its light activated, he said, and citations are pending.