Mike Wilbur

PEARL, MS ENGINE STRUCK BY TRUCK RESPONDING

A Pearl fire engine on its way to a call was struck by a pickup truck, city officials said.

The crash was reported about noon Thursday on Pearson and Old Brandon roads, authorities said.

“The engine, with lights and siren activated, was making a right-hand turn from Pearson Road into the business when a pickup truck attempted to pass the engine and collided into the side,” said city spokesman Greg Flynn.

No injuries were reported, Flynn said.

The call at the business turned out to be a false alarm, Flynn said.

A reserve fire engine will replace the damaged firetruck at Station No. 2 on Pearson Road until repairs are complete, Flynn said.

The driver of the pickup truck had no insurance, so the city’s insurance will pay for the repairs, Flynn said.

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