2 Miss. firefighters hit by car that fled crash scene
Police reportedly found nearly $20,000 and drugs in the suspect's vehicle
By Laura French
JACKSON, Miss. — Two Mississippi firefighters were injured Friday when they were struck by a car that was fleeing a crash scene, according to police.
Jackson firefighters responded to the scene where the car had run into a pole at an intersection and checked on the driver, who appeared to be asleep, according to WJTV. As firefighters went to open the door, the driver then put the vehicle in reverse, hitting the firefighters as he left the scene.
The firefighters were transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, officials said.
A fire apparatus was also damaged in the incident, according to WAPT.
The driver of the vehicle was later taken into custody by Jackson police, who reportedly found nearly $20,000 and drugs in the vehicle.
BREAKING NEWS 🚨: @JacksonMSPolice have confiscated over $54,000 from three drug busts this week. $19,579 came from a driver who ran over @CityOfJxnMS Firefighters today as he sped from an accident off I-55 by Frontage Rd. The 2 firefighters are recovering with minor injuries. pic.twitter.com/PaQKGwQIdk— Alex Love (@AlexLoveWJTV) April 30, 2021