FDNY firefighter responds to call to treat own daughter hit by car
Queens Firefighter Omar Wilks responded to a call of a teen struck by a car and discovered the patient was his own daughter
By FireRescue1 Staff
NEW YORK — An FDNY firefighter treated his own daughter after she was struck by a car attempting to run from a man who was following and shouting at her.
Queens Firefighter Omar Wilks said his 14-year-old daughter was bleeding from her legs and her foot was “mangled,” according to the New York Post.
“I’m pulling in on the truck and I see my daughter laid out on the floor,” Wilks told The Post. “I jumped off and ran to her. I picked her up in my arms like you hold a baby.”
Police are searching for the man they say followed the teen and shouted “I’m coming for you” before she ran into the street to get away from him.
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Wilks says his daughter is in “enormous physical pain” and was traumatized by the incident, and that he has assembled a group of more than 100 volunteers to track down the suspect.
“He is stalking and attacking children,” the firefighter said. “I believe he is a kidnapper. We have to get him off the streets before he attacks another child.”