Woman rescued with Jaws of Life after crash with fire truck

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 51-year-old woman had to be pulled from her vehicle with the Jaws of Life after her car collided with a Detroit Fire Department truck on the city's west side.

The crash took place about 7 a.m., said Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell. Firefighters were in the area responding to a call about a fire in a dwelling. It turned out to be a false alarm.

Detroit fire truck

In the course of trying to reach the fire, a fire truck and the woman's four-door vehicle crashed on West Seven Mile, just east of Evergreen. Firefighters jumped out of the truck and used the Jaws of Life to free her. It took about 10 minutes to pull the woman from her vehicle, Fornell said.

Medics then transported the woman to Sinai Grace Hospital. She suffered "multiple fractures" and was in serious condition at last report.