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Rookie DC firefighter going home after being hit by ladder truck

Dane Smothers Jr. will be discharged after spending almost three months in the hospital

By FireRescue1 Staff

WASHINGTON — A firefighter who was critically injured after being hit by a ladder truck will be sent home Wednesday.

WJLA reported that firefighter Dane Smothers Jr. was struck by the ladder truck when he was getting out of an engine at the scene of a two-alarm fire.

He suffered injuries to his neck, chest and head and has been in the hospital since Aug. 2.

Smothers had been with D.C. Fire and EMS as a probationary firefighter for three months, and Assistant Fire Chief Craig Baker said there was no indication that department protocol was not followed in the fire response.

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D.C. firefighter Dane Smothers, Jr. is leaving the hospital after being critically injured while responding to a fire in August.

Posted by Fox 5 DC on Wednesday, October 25, 2017


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