Unlicensed Driver Crashes Mercedes Into Stoneham Fire Engine

A Massachusetts man has been cited for crashing his Mercedes into a fire engine in Stoneham on Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to the crash on Pond Street at 1:50 p.m. where the vehicle, driven by a 44-year-old Wakefield man, first hit the front corner of the fire engine, then scraped alongside the side of the engine and struck it a second time.

Authorities said firefighters had been responding to a call and had the engine's emergency lights activated.

No firefighters were injured in the crash.

The driver of the Mercedes declined medical attention.

As a result of the crash, the fire engine sustained an estimated $30,000 in damage and will be out of service for about a month.

Police said the driver, who they have not identified, was driving with a suspended license. He is expected to be summonsed to Woburn District Court for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

The driver was also cited for obstructing an emergency vehicle and a marked lanes violation.

“This man put his life and the lives of others at risk by driving with a suspended license,” said Stoneham Police Chief James McIntyre. “We’re thankful that no one was hurt.”

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