A major crash involving a Fire Department truck and a car sent at least one person to the hospital Wednesday in Charlotte.

The crash occurred at West Boulevard and South Tryon Street in the center of the intersection, and caused major delays for motorists.  Officials say the emergency vehicle entered the intersection with lights and sirens at the time of the collision.

One person was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries, the extent of which are unknown.

According to officials, none of the firefighters were injured in the crash.

Reports examining data for fatal and nonfatal traffic accidents on a nationwide scale reveal that there is an average of 2,472 fire trucks involved in police-reported accidents in the United States each year.  If you or a loved one is injured in a serious accident involving an emergency vehicle, call the competent and experienced Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.