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Four hurt when car slams into Pasadena fire engine at Craig Avenue and Corson Street

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This Chevy Malibu crashed into a fire engine in Pasadena on May 5, injuring four people.

A fire engine responding to an emergency call slammed into a car in Pasadena over the weekend, injuring four people.

CBS reports that the incident happened Saturday night at around 11:15 p.m., when Pasadena Fire Department Engine No. 32 -- “code three, with red lights and siren,” according to a battalion chief -- was headed southbound on Craig Avenue through the Corson Street intersection when it was broadsided by an underage driver in a Chevy Malibu.

Two passengers in the Malibu -- including the 15-year-old driver behind the wheel -- and two firefighters suffered moderate injuries, authorities said. The Pasadena Star-News reports that the two young people in the Malibu suffered the more serious injuries, including broken bones, but they were not life-threatening.

Engine 32 was disabled and had to be towed away, authorities said.