Denver FD shift commander injured in crash responding to fire
The Denver Fire Department urged motorists to yield to emergency vehicles after the shift commander's vehicle was struck by another car
By Laura French
DENVER — A Denver Fire Department shift commander responding to a fire was injured in a crash when another car struck his vehicle.
The shift commander's SUV had its lights and sirens running when it was struck on Thursday night, causing it to roll over, according to CBS Denver. The commander became trapped and had to be freed from the wreckage, but "luckily suffered minor injuries," fire officials said.
The department posted photos of the wreckage on Twitter and urged motorists to "#YieldtoEmergencyVehicles."
Responding lights & sirens to a fire the #DenverFireDepartment Shift Commander was hit by a car causing the command vehicle to rollover trapping our Chief. After extrication efforts the Chief was removed & luckily suffered minor injuries. @CityofDenver #YieldtoEmergencyVehicles pic.twitter.com/HNCXAMImg1— Denver Fire Dept. (@Denver_Fire) October 23, 2020