2 Colo. firefighters injured while responding to medical call
Aurora Fire Rescue responded to scene of an unresponsive driver who awoke and put his vehicle in gear, striking a firefighter
The Denver Post
AURORA, Colo. — Two Aurora firefighters were injured Saturday while on a medical call, officials said.
Aurora Fire Rescue and Aurora police said they were responding to a call at 4:30 p.m. Saturday of an unresponsive driver on the 17000 block of East Quincy Avenue. The driver, who was inside a vehicle, awoke when responders contacted him.
The man, police said, put his vehicle into gear, striking a firefighter. A second firefighter was injured when he attempted to stop the driver by breaking out a window and reaching into the vehicle.
According to Aurora Fire Rescue, a second unit was sent to the scene to treat the two firefighters and the driver. The firefighters were transported to a local hospital and treated for injuries that were not life threatening. The driver was also taken to a hospital for minor injuries, police and fire rescue said.
Earlier today 2 of our #AuroraFireRescue members were injured while checking on a patient - a driver who appeared to be unresponsive inside a vehicle.— Aurora Fire Rescue (@AuroraFireDpt) July 4, 2021
Injuries occurred as the driver tried to get away. They were transported to the hospital & injuries are not life-threatening. pic.twitter.com/vHeIhcF8g3
(c)2021 The Denver Post