Pa. firefighter hurt after being run over by truck
The firefighter was airlifted to the hospital from a field fire scene after the truck “ran right over her legs,” according to a colleague
By FireRescue1 Staff
BALLS MILLS, Pa. — A firefighter was airlifted to the hospital after being run over by a truck that was helping battle a field blaze.
Sun Gazette reported that fire crews from several departments were battling a field blaze when the unidentified firefighter was seen standing in the middle of the burning field.
“She was trying to rake out the fire and the truck hit her,” firefighter Cody DiMarco, who was on the scene, said. “It ran right over her legs.”
DiMarco and fellow firefighter Zach Hall carried the firefighter away from the field.
The firefighter was transported to the hospital and was said to be speaking shortly after despite original reports that she was unresponsive. Officials said firefighters were able to contain the flames within 30 minutes.
No other details have been released about the firefighter’s condition. We will update you when more information becomes available.