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Motor Vehicle Collision - Fire Engine vs. Passenger Car

For immediate release: December 19, 2019 - 1:07pm

At approximately 10:21 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, the Saskatoon Fire Department dispatched one fire engine from Fire Station No. 6 to a report of a middle-aged female experiencing chest pain.

While traveling with its emergency equipment activated, the fire engine was involved in a side impact motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Grosvenor Avenue and 8th Street East. The commanding fire officer immediately requested the dispatch of a secondary fire engine to respond to the initial emergency medical incident.

Preliminary review indicates that a passenger car collided with the driver-side cab of the fire engine. Both the car and the fire engine had to be towed from the scene. There were no injuries to fire department personnel or to the occupant of the car as a result of the collision.

This incident remains under investigation with the Saskatoon Police Service and is under review by the Saskatoon Fire Department. 

It is expected that the fire engine will be out-of-service for an extended period of time.

The Saskatoon Fire Department reminds vehicle operators to pull to the right, stop, and not enter an intersection when an emergency vehicle is approaching with its lights and sirens activated.