Car slams into San Jose fire truck as crews battle blaze

- A car slammed into the back of a San Jose fire truck early Wednesday morning as crews were battling a blaze by a creek.

San Jose police officer Gina Tepoorten said fire crews were fighting a fire at 3:20 a.m. on Capital Expressway at Tuers Road when a when a 2012 Nissan Altima traveling westbound rear-ended the parked fire rig.

Battalion Chief Reggie Williams said a firefighter was in the roadway fixing cones when the driver narrowly missed hitting him.  The driver had to be extricated from the Nissan and was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  No fire personnel were injured.

Police said alcohol and drugs are not suspected.  

 

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