Georgia firefighter has serious injuries to lower extremities after interstate wreck

  • Source: 11 Alive
  • Published: 05/13/2019 12:00 AM

An Atlanta firefighter was severely injured when he was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 85 northbound near Cleveland Avenue Sunday morning. The firefighter was part of a crew from Fire Station #2 responding to a rollover wreck on the interstate and was stepping off of a fire engine when he was struck by another vehicle, according to Atlanta Fire Chief Randall Slaughter. The incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. Slaughter, speaking to reporters outside of Grady Memorial Hospital on Sunday morning, said the firefighter, a 47-year-old, seven-year veteran sergeant with the department, was in very, very serious condition but stable and in surgery with serious injuries to his lower extremities. "This is a difficult day for us as firefighters and for me as chief," Slaughter said. He said the situation was one that could have very easily could have resulted in a fatality.


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