No firefighters were hurt when a car slammed into a responding Paducah, Kentucky fire engine Wednesday afternoon. The man and woman in the car were injured.
Police say the firetruck was northbound on James Sanders Boulevard, on its way to a medical emergency at a store near Kentucky Oaks Mall. The truck stopped at the red light at Hinkleville Road intersection with it’s emergency equipment activated.
Police say 33-year-old firefighter Justin Gray of Paducah, who was driving the truck, said he thought all east-west traffic had stopped, so he drove into the intersection. That’s when a westbound 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis collided with the firetruck.