Bloomington police, firefighters and members of IU Health Bloomington Hospital's ambulance service were called to the scene of a three-car accident at the intersection of North Kinser Pike and the Ind. 45/46 Bypass at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday. The cars had minor damage.
A city fire truck was blocking two lanes of eastbound traffic, when the fire truck was struck from behind by a maroon 1998 Saturn station wagon, according to Bloomington police Lt. Steve Kellams.
The driver of the station wagon, 64-year-old Dana Gayle Farless, was first taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
He was later booked into the Monroe County Jail on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with endangerment and received a citation for failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle.
The damaged 75-foot ladder truck has been checked by mechanics and was in use on Thursday, according to Sgt. Kyle Mundy of the Bloomington Fire Department.
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