A police chase Tuesday night ended when a stolen car collided with a fire truck in downtown Wilmington, injuring a firefighter and two others, officials said.
The crash happened about 8 p.m. at the intersection of West 11th and Washington streets, Fire Chief Anthony Goode said.
The pursuit began inside the city before leaving Wilmington. After returning to the city via Interstate 95, Goode said the car was traveling eastbound on West 11th Street and struck the back end of a ladder truck moving through the intersection with Washington Street.
The firefighters, who were already heading to another in the area, turned their attention to smoke and flames that developed in the car’s engine compartment while a passenger inside the vehicle was rescued, he said.
“Firefighters Click here to listen grabbed extinguishers and put out and doused the flames that were in the car compartment,” he said.
Officers used a Taser to subdue driver, who tried to flee from the crashed vehicle, Cpl. Jamaine Crawford said.
Both the driver and passenger were taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment. A firefighter riding in the rear of the ladder truck was being treated for a shoulder injury, Goode said.
The investigation is in preliminary stages. Information about those involved in the pursuit and crash was not immediately available.