Woman, toddler critically injured in crash with fire engine - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman, toddler critically injured in crash with fire engine

Photo Source: TDOT Photo Source: TDOT

(WMC-TV) - A fire engine responding to a call collided with a white Ford Taurus Thursday morning on Ridgeway Road at Highway 385.

Two people, a woman and a toddler, were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Felicia Meeks was driving nearby when she saw the shocking collision.

"Just knocked the car and it spinned around, so I seen the baby come out the back window," she said.

Meeks says she jumped out of her car to find the baby still in its car seat, but wedged in the broken back window.

"Yeah it went out of the back window the baby's head, and the back of the car seat was sticking out," she explained.

Meeks says both the toddler and the female driver of the car were bleeding badly. She says firefighters on engine that crashed into the car appeared to be shaken up.

"They were operating with lights and sirens responding to the call," said Lt. Keith Staples, Memphis Fire Department.

Meeks says she saw the engine's lights flashing and could hear the siren, but she is not sure whether the woman driving the white Ford Taurus heard anything.

"I heard sirens but I don't know if she heard the sirens, I don't know, but I heard them," said Meeks.

No word on whether any of the firefighters were hurt. The fire pumper engine 41 was en route to an emergency medical call with sirens blaring just before the crash occurred.

The names of the car crash victims have not been released.

According to officials, the one-year-old child was in a restraint, but the restraint was not facing the correct way in the vehicle.

A spokesperson for Memphis police did confirm that the one-year-old child was unrestrained, not in a seatbelt or child seat when the crash took place.

There were also 4 firemen in the fire truck.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

  • News on WMCTV.comNewsMore>>

  • Music legends speak at Stax Museum

    Music legends speak at Stax Museum

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:05 PM EST2018-02-21 17:05:39 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    The Stax Museum of American Soul Music held a free event Tuesday with music legends. 

    More >>

    The Stax Museum of American Soul Music held a free event Tuesday with music legends. 

    More >>
  • Amazon launches new shop for textured hair care

    Amazon launches new shop for textured hair care

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:56 AM EST2018-02-21 16:56:10 GMT
    (Source: Amazon)(Source: Amazon)

    Ladies, Amazon has launched a new beauty page for all your natural and relaxed hair needs. Textures and Hues offers tutorials, top picks, bestsellers in the wigs and weaves category and to make the shopping experience light on your bank account, coupons.

    More >>

    Ladies, Amazon has launched a new beauty page for all your natural and relaxed hair needs. Textures and Hues offers tutorials, top picks, bestsellers in the wigs and weaves category and to make the shopping experience light on your bank account, coupons.

    More >>
  • Rain lasts through Saturday

    Rain lasts through Saturday

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:25 AM EST2018-02-21 16:25:13 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Heavy rain is headed toward the Mid-South bringing the threat of flooding. The details on when and how much rain will fall in our latest blog post.  

    More >>

    Heavy rain is headed toward the Mid-South bringing the threat of flooding. The details on when and how much rain will fall in our latest blog post.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly