A Poughkeepsie, New York firefighter suffered a non-life threatening back injury when he was hit by a motorist during an EMS run.
The firefighter was part of an engine crew responding to an unknown medical emergency, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal. While pulling a jump bag from the engine, a motorist in a 1999 Honda Civic hit the firefighter. The motorist was ticketed for illegally passing an emergency vehicle; the firefighter was transported to a hospital.
“We would just ask that people pay close attention to the emergency equipment,” Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson told the Journal, “…and the laws that require motorists to give a wide berth to emergency vehicles while they’re operating.”