Just a note and some pictures from Illinois. The pictures are from an apparatus involved accident with a passenger vehicle. The pumper, an American LaFrance was driven by myself, non emergency to the radio shop so I could work on the radio. I was traveling south on a four lane road. Each direction, north and south has two lanes in each direction and a turning lane. The weather was sunny, clear and dry. I had the green light to continue south on the road. The vehicle I struck was stopped in the left turn lane as I approached the intersection. All of the sudden the vehicle made a left turn in front of me. I did everything I could to avoid striking the vehicle. As everyone knows, these things do not stop on a dime. I struck the vehicle with the front of the pumper in the right front fender and tire area. The vehicle was under the pumper briefly and spun off the left corner of the pumper. I remember seeing the vehicle spinning in my mirror as I was bringing the pumper to a safe stop. The driver of the vehicle must have been belted, in the excitement I cannot remember if he was or not. I assessed his condition, finding a male occupant of the car conscious and alert complaining of chest pains. Police and EMS were called to the scene. The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital as a precaution. I reminded our members in the training session that followed to be careful and alert of others on the road. Seatbelts do save lives. As you will see in the photos it’s amazing the driver of the car wasn’t killed.