Fayette County

One injured in crash with fire truck on North Broadway

A Lexington fire engine was involved in a crash with an SUV on North Broadway Thursday night.
A Lexington fire engine was involved in a crash with an SUV on North Broadway Thursday night. kward1@herald-leader.com

A motorist was injured Thursday night in a collision with a fire engine.

The crash occurred at about 9 p.m. when a Lexington Fire Department engine on its way to a call was heading inbound on North Broadway near Judy Lane with its lights and sirens activated, police Sgt. Brian Peterson said.

He said the crew operating the engine received a change in its call and tried to make a U-turn to go outbound on North Broadway.

A vehicle that had been traveling behind the fire engine hit the engine in the left rear as it turned, Peterson said.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to a hospital. The person’s injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Peterson said the passenger vehicle sustained significant damage. The fire engine had minor to moderate damage, he said.

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