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An Evanston fire truck collided with a sport utility vehicle at Ridge Avenue and Central Street this morning.

Evanston Fire Chief Greg Klaiber says truck 23 was responding to a fire call when the accident occurred about 9:45 a.m.

Klaiber says the woman driving the SUV may have suffered a seizure or blacked out as she tried to pass the truck.

After striking the fire truck, Klaiber says, the SUV also struck a pole. The woman, who was unconscious immediately after the accident, was taken to Evanston Hospital.

One firefighter suffered a cut to his arm getting the woman out of her car.

Klaiber says damage to the fire truck was minor and that Evanston police are investigating the accident.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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