Mini-van pulls in front of fire truck, causes crash in Greenville


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 11:25 am on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Greenville West Drive was a little backed up Monday late afternoon after a mini-van and fire truck crashed. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

GREENVILLE — An accident that involved a fire truck and a mini-van Monday afternoon left minor injuries to one driver.

The Greenville Department of Public Safety was called to the accident at Chase Street and Greenville West Drive at about 4 p.m.

According to Sgt. Brian Blomstrom, a female driver of a mini-van was traveling eastbound on Chase Street when she pulled out in front of a demo fire truck, which was traveling southbound on Greenville West Drive.

“She failed to yield to traffic and caused the crash,” said Greenville Department of Public Safety Officer Jaime Sorsen.

The accident caused minor personal injuries to the driver of the van. She was taken to Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville.

A mini-van received driver-side front damage after pulling from Chase Street onto Greenville West Drive and hitting a fire truck. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

A fire truck received some minor front-end damage after a mini-van pulled out in front of it on Greenville West Drive. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Sorsen explained the demo fire truck was built by Emergency Vehicle Services Inc. in Greenville and was on its way to the gas station to get fueled up.

The fire truck received some damage on the front right side, while the mini-van received most of the impact on its front driver side.

Advance Life Support and Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services assisted at the scene.

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