Fire Vehicle Crashes With Car

Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 8:42 AM EDT
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Fire Vehicle Crashes With Car

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A car crash involving a firefighter headed to a gas leak left one man seriously hurt.

Police say a Wilmington, Del. man was critically injured when his car collided with the SUV of fire department Dattalion Chief John Hoban.

Wilmington Police Cpl. Mark Ivey says Hoban's lights and siren were activated on the marked departmental SUV when it crashed Wednesday night with a 2001 Dodge Stratus. He says the battalion chief's 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe was headed west on W Second Street when it hit the car traveling south on N Harrison Street.

Hoban was treated at Christiana Hospital for injuries related to air bag deployment after the crash and released. Battalion Chief Michael Schaal says Hoban was part of a team, which included three fire engines and a ladder fire truck, headed to a gas leak at a home at the time of the crash.

Ivey says the driver of the car, a 35-year-old man, was trapped in the wreck for a time and was flown to Christiana Hospital in critical condition.

The road was closed for more than an hour after the wreck. The crash remained under investigation Thursday morning.

 


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