Tragic news out of Indianapolis, Indiana after a 71-year-old woman was killed after a crash involving an Indianapolis fire engine this morning in an intersection.
The engine company was responding to reports of a residential fire around 1045 hours and a Jeep Liberty collided with the fire engine near the intersection. The Jeep hit the fire engine’s windshield before and traveled about 100 feet before falling off the windshield and sliding another 100 feet to a stop. The woman driving the Jeep was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She has not yet been identified.
A Firefighter sustained cuts to the face from the windshield shards and was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital. The fire engine sustained significant damage to its front and side. Equipment was ripped from its holders, and windshield glass was strewn throughout the interior of the vehicle.
Unfortunately this is the second time in two days that an IFD fire engine was involved in a crash while responding to an incident. A crash Saturday resulted in no injuries at Fall Creek Parkway and Delaware Street. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.