PASADENA (CBS) — A Pasadena fire engine on an emergency run collided with a sedan driven by a teenage boy, injuring him, his passenger and two firefighters.

The crash at Craig Avenue and Corson Street occurred about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department said.

“Engine 32 was southbound on Craig Avenue going to a call — code three, with red lights and siren — when it was broadsided by the Chevy Malibu,” Derderian said.

Pasadena Fire Department Battalion Chief Seaton King said the fire engine had stopped at the red traffic signal before its driver then drove into the intersection when it was struck by the Chevy going eastbound on Corson Street.

The young man driving the car and an adult passenger were taken to hospitals with what Derderian called moderate injuries. Their names were withheld.

A firefighter in the cab of the fire engine also suffered unspecified “moderate injuries,” she said. No information was made available the call the firefighters were responding towards.

Separately, an unspecified electrical problem in a home in the 3200 block of Del Vina Street was blamed for a roughly 2:25 p.m. fire Saturday that caused about $20,000 damage and displaced two people.


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