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Car slams into fire truck on I-85 in Concord

Firefighters in Concord near a fire truck that was hit by a car on I-85 early Tuesday
Firefighters in Concord near a fire truck that was hit by a car on I-85 early Tuesday WBTV

A car slammed into a fire truck responding to another wreck early Tuesday on Interstate 85 in Concord.

The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. on I-85 North near Exit 49, Concord Mills Boulevard, reported WBTV, the Observer’s news partner.

The fire truck was blocking two lanes to help redirect traffic because of a crash when a BMW did not yield and hit the front right of the fire truck at full speed, troopers said.

No firefighter was injured, and the BMW driver was taken to a nearby hospital, according to WBTV.

State troopers said that the driver was impaired and faces a driving while impaired charge, WSOC-TV reported.

Adam Bell: 704-358-5696, @abell

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