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Two people injured after crashing into fire truck


A Charlotte Fire Department truck has been involved in a wreck that sent two people to the hospital.

The wreck happened around 9:40 p.m. Thursday at an intersection along the 2700 block of East Independence Boulevard near Eastway Drive.

Firefighters say Engine 3 was responding to a call when the crash happened.

Fire Department spokesman Rob Brisley says none of the four firefighters on the engine was hurt.

Two people in the car that hit the truck were taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). As with all traffic collisions involving fire department vehicles, the CFD will conduct an internal investigation once CMPD concludes their investigation.

The damaged fire truck was taken out of service and a replacement fire truck from the City of Charlotte's reserve fleet allowed the crew from fire station 3 to return to service.

Damage estimates to make repairs to Engine 3 are unavailable at this time.

Brisley said the fire truck had its lights and sirens on at the time of the accident.

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