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Spokane firefighters rescue person from SUV after head-on crash with fire equipment

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AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. -

Spokane firefighters rescued a severely injured person trapped inside an SUV after it crashed head-on into a piece of DNR fire equipment Wednesday night.

The Spokane Fire Department says that at around 10 p.m., they were called to a head-on crash at Spotted Road and US Highway 2 in Airway Heights. When crews got to the scene, they saw the SUV had crashed into the fire equipment, and they immediately went to rescue the people inside. 

Firefighters say this was a difficult process because the person trapped inside was "severely injured" and that there were several other people injured in the crash. Within one hour, the person inside the SUV was rescued and all crash victims were taken to local hospitals.

The fire department wants to remind drivers that as summer months begin, it's important to be cautious of emergency vehicles, and that drivers must pull over to the right to allow emergency crews passing room.

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