New Lenox (IL) Fire Apparatus Hit in Accident

A New Lenox Fire Protection District truck sustained minor damage when a car slid into it Saturday.

It was one of several accidents Staurday along the stretch of Cedar from U.S. 30 to U.S. 52 between New Lenox and Manhattan. High winds caused white-out conditions in many spots, forcing cars into ditches.

No one was hurt when a silver Honda sedan was headed south on Cedar by the American Legion Hall in New Lenox and hit the fire truck. The fire truck was returning from a call when it turned around in the legion’s parking lot. It was turning north onto Cedar from Ford Drive when the Honda she hit ice and slid.

The car had heavy damage to the front driver’s side corner as a result of the accident.

Battalion Chief Josh Swanson said the engine’s damage was minor. It appeared the silver metal step immediately behind the engine’s cab was dented, but none of the controls above that area seemed to be affected.

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