3 Indiana Firefighters are very lucky and unharmed after a semitrailer collided with their fire apparatus (engine) as they were responding on a run, through a Chesterton intersection yesterday afternoon.
A short time before 1330 hour Wednesday the vehicles collided in the intersection of Indiana 49 and County Road 110. An eyewitness driving through after the crash said the cab and the trailer of the engine were completely detached. The front of the semi cab also appeared to have extensive damage. Miraculously, none of the firefighters needed to be taken to a hospital. The driver of the semi had a minor wrist injury but was otherwise unhurt.
According to police, the engine company was responding to a call, with emergency lights and sirens activated, when it drove through the red light at the intersection at the same time the semi passed through a green light. The semi then struck the apparatus left rear center.
The semi was carrying about 27,000 pounds of metal bars, some of which spilled onto the road after the collision.
HERE is video from the scene: