A Dallas Fire and Rescue engine was involved in an accident on Monday afternoon. DFR spokesman Jason Evans said the accident involved Engine 46 and a small white sedan. The accident happened in front of the fire station located at 331 East Camp Wisdom Road.
The fire engine was responding to a different accident when the crash occurred.
According to Evans, the fire engine was blocking westbound traffic on Camp Wisdom Road, waiting for the lanes to clear, when the accident happened. Evans also said that the driver of the white car had been travelling before it crashed into the side of Engine 46.
There was minimal damage to the fire truck as a result of the crash. The driver of the white sedan, however, was taken to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries.
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