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Dallas Fire Truck Involved in Crash, Three People Injured

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    A Dallas fire truck was involved in a crash Thursday morning while responding to a fire call. (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    A Dallas fire truck was involved in a crash Thursday morning while responding to a call for help, officials say.

    Dallas Fire-Rescue officials said the fire truck was responding to a call about a structure fire at about 11 a.m. when the driver slowed down due to a red light.

    As the fire truck driver began to move through the intersection of Jim Miller Road and R.L. Thornton, the truck was struck by the driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck who, despite having a green light, failed to yield the right of way to the emergency vehicle.

    The firetruck then collided with a Kia sedan stopped at the red light. The collision pushed the Kia across three lanes of traffic until it came to rest between a telephone pole and the fire truck.

    Two firefighters were transported to hospitals as a precaution, according to officials, and the firefighters were later released.

    The driver of another vehicle was transported to a hospital with injuries that authorities said were not life threatening.

    Authorities said the fire truck's engine caught fire in the crash, but it was quickly extinguished.

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