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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A car was involved in a crash with a St. Louis fire engine Tuesday morning.  The accident happened at the intersection of Glasgow at Sheridan in north St. Louis.

Capt. Mosby with the St. Louis Fire Department says that Pumper 28 was involved in an accident.  He says that two minors were in the car, a rental. They did not have licenses. The driver was 16-years old, and his mother did respond to the scene.

The rental car ran a stop sign. Both of the people in the car were trapped, rescued, but there were only minor injuries. The driver’s mother refused medical treatment at the scene.

Police issued the driver three tickets: one for driving without a license, one for not having insurance, and one for failing to yield.

The fire truck was not responding to a call and therefore did not have its lights and sirens activated. The pumper is out of service because the hose compartment is damaged. This is the second busiest area of the city for the fire department, so it's not good that a pumper is out of service. They are using a reserve pumper in that engine house until repairs can be made.

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