At approximately 0105 hrs. On 8/14/2020, Peoria Fire Department engine company 20 was involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Wilhelm and Allen Roads. E-20 was returning from a call in its territory when the accident took place. Engine 20 was eastbound on Wilhelm Road and in the intersection when it was struck on their rear driver’s side by a truck that was heading south on Allen Road. The impact caused the fire engine to spin a full 180 degrees and roll on to its side. The truck sustained major front-end damage. The crew of engine 20 notified dispatch that they had been involved in an MVA and requested a rescue box to check on the occupant of the truck and to assist them in exiting their fire apparatus.
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Peoria Firefighter Paramedics, along with crews from AMT, rendered care to the occupant of the truck and the individual was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. All 3 crew members of E-20 were also treated and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 3 firefighters have been released from the hospital. The condition of the occupant of the truck is unknown at this time. The Illinois State Police were called to the scene to conduct the investigation.
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