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N.Y. responder dragged by car during response to overdose

The Ulster Hose Company No. 5 crew was removing a patient from the vehicle when it rolled backward, causing broken bones and facial injuries


Photo/Ulster Hose Company No. 5

By Leila Merrill

KINGSTON, N.Y. — A member of a volunteer fire company was injured after being dragged by a car as he and crewmembers were administering Narcan to a man in a vehicle, News 10 reported.

Ulster Hose Company No. 5 responded to a call Friday morning for a person having an overdose in a car. Responders had to force their way into the vehicle.

As they administered the Narcan and attempted to extricate the patient, the car started rolling backward, dragging one of the crewmembers, who suffered facial injuries and broken bones.