2 injured in two-vehicle wreck involving firetruck

A man and woman from Benton, Kentucky, were hurt when their car was involved in a wreck with a Paducah firetruck, according to Paducah police. 

Police say the firetruck was northbound on James Sanders Boulevard, on its way to a medical emergency at a store near Kentucky Oaks Mall. The truck stopped at the red light at Hinkleville Road intersection with it’s emergency equipment activated.

Police say 33-year-old firefighter Justin Gray of Paducah, who was driving the truck, said he thought all east-west traffic had stopped, so he drove into the intersection. That’s when a westbound 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis collided with the firetruck. Officers say 83-year-old Billy York of Benton told them he had a green light and didn’t see the firetruck until the collision. 

York and his passenger, 80-year-old Flora York, were taken by ambulance to Lourdes hospital. None of the firefighters was injured. 

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