VIDEO - A driver was seriously hurt when a San Diego Fire-Rescue engine responding to an emergency call collided with a vehicle in City Heights on Wednesday, authorities said.
The maroon sedan was heading southbound at the time of the crash, exiting Interstate 15 at 40th Street and University Avenue at about 10:20 a.m. The fire engine was traveling westbound on 40th on the way to a fuel spill with lights and sirens on, according to Battalion Chief David Picone.
Officials said the two vehicles collided in the middle of the intersection. The fire crews immediately jumped into action, Picone said, "helping out the people in the car to get them their medical treatment." The driver of the car was transported to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries, according to initial reports.
A female passenger in the car suffered what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. She was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.