Ohio firefighter hurt in hit-and-run while responding to call

A volunteer firefighter suffered minor injuries after being hit by a truck while on his way to the fire station to respond to a fire


By Nancy Molnar
The Times-Reporter 

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A volunteer firefighter suffered minor injuries after being hit by a truck while he was responding to a fire early Saturday in the Dundee area.

The firefighter, 28, was released after treatment at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover, according to Sgt. Robert Simone of the Ohio Highway Patrol.

A Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department firefighter was on his way to the station when he was injured in a hit-and-run. (Photo/WTVFD)
A Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department firefighter was on his way to the station when he was injured in a hit-and-run. (Photo/WTVFD)

Troopers from the highway patrol and deputies from the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office were unable to find the truck that left the scene of the crash, which was reported at 12:40 a.m. The collision occurred while the truck was northbound on state Route 93.

The suspect vehicle is a white Ford F-250, according to the sheriff's department.

The firefighter was riding to the fire station to respond to a fire reported at 9107 Trail Bottom Road NW.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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