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Driver cut out of car after crashing into fire truck

Major accident on Fredericksburg Road (SBG San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO -- A driver had to be cut out of his car after it crashed into a fire truck on the Northwest Side Tuesday afternoon.

The accident happened around 3:25 p.m. at the intersection of Fredericksburg Road and Edison Drive.

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said Engine 19 was traveling north on Fredericksburg Road, when firefighters on the truck noticed a large white vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed coming right veering right towards them.

The firefighter driving the truck swerved to try to avoid a collision, but the car crashed into the right side of the truck. The car ended up underneath the truck, and the driver was pinned inside.

Multiple fire department crews were called to the scene to help free the driver from the wreckage. He was taken to University Hospital.

Chief Hood said it's unknown at this time if the driver was suffering a medical emergency or what caused the him to veer into the truck.

The four firefighters traveling in the fire truck were not injured. Chief Hood said the truck, however, was badly damaged.


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