Driver crashes vehicle into Kan. fire station bay doors, hits ladder truck

Two crews rendered aid to the person, who was transported and reported to be in serious condition


Andrea Klick
The Kansas City Star

SHAWNEE, Kan. — A driver was injured Thursday after crashing into a Shawnee, Kansas fire station, officials said.

Just after midnight, a car woke fire crews at the John B. Glaser Fire Station on Quivira Road when it crashed through the bay doors and hit a ladder truck, said Deputy Chief Corey Sands, a spokesman for the Shawnee Fire Department.

Just after midnight, a car woke fire crews at the John B. Glaser Fire Station on Quivira Road when it crashed through the bay doors and hit a ladder truck, said Deputy Chief Corey Sands, a spokesman for the Shawnee Fire Department.  Firefighters said they believe the driver was having a medical emergency.
Just after midnight, a car woke fire crews at the John B. Glaser Fire Station on Quivira Road when it crashed through the bay doors and hit a ladder truck, said Deputy Chief Corey Sands, a spokesman for the Shawnee Fire Department. Firefighters said they believe the driver was having a medical emergency. (Photo/City of Shawnee, Kansas Government)

Firefighters believe the driver was having a medical emergency, Sands said. A crew inside the station and another that was returning from a call rendered medical aid before the driver was taken to a hospital.

The driver was in serious condition, but there were no injuries to firefighters, he said.

There was extensive damage to the truck, which Sands said will be out of service until it is repaired. A reserve ladder truck was put in place, so there won’t be delays in service for residents, he said.

Shawnee police are investigating the incident.

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