CHICAGO — A taxi driver was injured after he drove through a red light and hit a fire truck at the busy intersection of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, police said.
The cabbie, driving south on Michigan Avenue, ran a red light as a fire truck responding to an emergency drove into the intersection, police said.
The t-bone crash had traffic snarled for blocks.
The taxi driver, a 61-year-old man, was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, officials said. No other injuries were reported.
He was cited for failure to stop and a red light and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, police said.
Southbound traffic trying to get over the Michigan Avenue bridge was backed up for blocks.