City firetruck crashes into car at intersection Same vehicle, driven by different person, struck pedestrian Friday

October 05, 1998|By Amy Oakes | Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF

A day after striking a pedestrian near Lexington Market, the same Baltimore City firetruck collided with a car Saturday afternoon at St. Paul and Baltimore streets downtown, fire officials said yesterday.

Different drivers were involved in the accidents, said Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres, fire department spokesman.

The truck, Aerial Tower 102 housed at the Steadman Station in the first block of S. Eutaw St., was responding to a call and was eastbound on East Baltimore Street when it struck the passenger side of a red Honda Civic that was traveling south on St. Paul Street, Torres said. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The car's driver, a 28-year-old man who was not identified, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment. Torres did not know the condition of the victim but said his injuries were not life-threatening.

Two other vehicles sustained minor damage in the collision, Torres said.

The accident is being investigated, Torres said. "The truck did have sirens and [emergency] lights going," he said.

Friday night, Leon Collins, 43, of the 4100 block of Reisterstown Road, was crossing the street near Lexington Market when he stepped between Aerial Tower 102 and another fire truck en route, with sirens and emergency lights on, to the scene of a house fire.

Collins, who was struck by the aerial truck, was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday.

Pub Date: 10/05/98

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