UPDATE (2/9/22) — While responding to an emergency on East John Street Wednesday morning, Champaign Fire Department’s Ladder 161 was involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Neil and Green streets.

Police said a firefighter on Ladder 161 and the occupant of the second vehicle were both treated on scene and were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

According to officers, Ladder 161 was eastbound on Green Street and collided with the southbound blue Chevy Malibu at the Neil St. intersection. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and had to be towed from the scene.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA)– A car crash involving a firetruck sent both drivers to the hospital Wednesday morning.

Around 7:30, a car collided with a Champaign firetruck at the intersection of Neil and Green Streets. The firetruck was on its way to a scene, according to Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig.

Chief Ludwig said both a firefighter and the driver of the car were sent to the hospital, adding, “They weren’t hurt too badly and should be okay.”

Both were wearing their seatbelts.

Neil Street was blocked off from W. Healy St. to Green St. for about an hour. The chief said officials are still investigating exactly what happened.