CFD Fire Chief’s SUV Hit by Minivan on Chicago’s South Side
The Chicago Fire Department fire chief was sent to the hospital on March 28th when a minivan struck the chief’s SUV while he was on the way to a fire call.
The chief was on his way to a fire in the 9200 block of Greenwood in the Burnside neighborhood on the far Southside of Chicago just before 9 p.m. that night. Near the intersection of 95th Street and Stoney Island Avenue, the chief was hit by a Dodge Caravan driven by Nicole Chaparro.
According to Fire Department Chief Joseph Roccasalva, the SUV rolled over a couple of times. The fire chief in the SUV was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious-to-critical but stable condition. Six other victims, including two boys ages 6 and 10, were taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital and South Shore Hospital, all in fair condition. Chapparo was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
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