Driver hospitalized after crash involving fire engine, car

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INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis Fire Department engine on an emergency run collided with a car Wednesday afternoon.

IFD Engine 5 was on its way to a double residence fire around 4:30 p.m.  when it came to the intersection at 30th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The northbound fire truck stopped at the intersection and then moved on.

Witnesses said traffic stopped on 30th Street when drivers heard the sirens. An Oldsmobile Cutlass going westbound on 30th Street went around the traffic and drove into the path of the fire engine, witnesses said.

The driver of the Cutlass was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital.

As is standard procedure, the driver of the fire engine underwent blood alcohol content testing and a drug screening. Members of the fire crew volunteered to be tested with the driver. All passed BAC testing with .000.