Fire truck crash with sedan shuts down University Ave.

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 1:27 p.m. — A fire engine responding to an emergency crashed into a sedan in City Heights, hospitalizing the two occupants of the car. The crash occurred on University Ave. near the Interstate 15 ramp. The wreck left the intersection and ramp shut down for several hours, but both have been cleared for regular usage. 

The fire crew was dispatched in response to a reported gas leak in the area, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Capt. Joe Amador. The fire engine’s siren and flashing lights were activated at the time of the collision. The car was exiting southbound I-15 when it was struck by the westbound emergency vehicle. 

Medical responders transported both car occupants to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. 

10:52 a.m. — Traffic is shutdown in both directions on University Ave., San Diego police said, after a fire truck struck a sedan in City Heights.

San Diego Fire-Rescue executed a vehicle rescue at the accident in the 3900 block. Two people have been transported to the hospital for their injuries. No fire personnel were injured. 

All traffic on University Ave between 40th and 44th street has been halted in both directions as well as the Interstate 15 ramps leading to university Ave. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available. 

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