Glendale fire engine hit by stolen car; driver flees

Glendale fire truck

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A Glendale fire engine responding to an emergency call was struck by a Mustang Friday morning.


by Jennifer Thomas

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 9:55 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz. – A Glendale fire engine responding to an emergency call was hit by a car Friday morning and police are looking for the driver who ran from the scene.

The fire engine was traveling eastbound on Glendale Avenue with the lights and sirens activated when it entered the intersection at 51st Avenue on a green light, according to Sgt. Jay O'Neill with the Glendale Police Department.

The fire engine was struck broadside by a silver Mustang occupied by a male driver.

O'Neill said the driver got out of the vehicle and fled on foot in a southwest direction. He has not been located. The driver was described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, wearing a gray zip-up hoodie and black pants.

The vehicle was reported stolen out of Glendale last week.

No firefighters were injured.  

There was a spill of some foam that is kept on the engine, which had to be cleaned up, and minor damage to the body of the fire truck.