|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||41 to 45|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||5/28/1947|
|Cause of Death||Vehicle collision|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On May 28, 1947, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter William Griffin of Hook and Ladder 13 died in the line of duty when his fire truck collided with a bus at the intersection of 43rd Street and South Parkway. The fire truck was traveling on 43rd Street, and the bus was traveling north on South Parkway, when the crash occurred. Although the fire truck’s siren was on, the bus driver stated that he did not hear or see the apparatus. Forty-one people were injured in the accident, and four other firefighters were hospitalized for their injuries.
“Fireman Killed,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 29, 1947.