Firefighter struck by fire truck, critically injured

Lt. Lyle Crandall was run over by the front tires of the rig; he suffered traumatic injury to his left foot and both legs


PONCA CITY, Okla. — A firefighter is in critical condition after he was run over by a fire truck Friday afternoon.

KFOR.com reported that Lt. Lyle Crandall, with the Ponca City Fire Department, and one other firefighter were on a special detail when reports for a grass fire came in. They went back to the fire station to pick up a brush pumper. During the transfer, Lt. Crandall was run over by the front tires of the rig.

Crandall sustained a traumatic injury to his left foot and both legs. He received immediate treatment from colleagues. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital and later flown to a medical center.

PONCA CITY FIRE LIEUTENANT LYLE CRANDALLLt. Lyle Crandall with the Ponca City Fire Department was seriously injured...

Posted by Oklahoma State Firefighters Association on Friday, February 26, 2016
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