Report details potential issue with door latch when Kansas firefighter fell out of truck, sustaining severe head injury

  • Source: KSHB-TV NBC 41 Kansas City
  • Published: 12/22/2021 12:00 AM

KSHB 41 News first obtained a report that details what happened when a Kansas City, Kansas firefighter was injured in an accident on Dec. 12. The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department provided the report. The fire department is still finishing up its own investigation, per a spokesperson. Pumper 17 was heading to a grocery store around 10:45 a.m. that Sunday. According to the report, the truck was turning left onto Shawnee Drive from 47th Street when the front passenger door opened and the occupant fell out, hitting his head on the pavement. The firefighter, who is 48 years-old, sustained a severe head trauma injury and was taken to the hospital. The report indicates the fire truck was sitting at a red light before turning, so the truck could not have been moving very fast when the door came open.


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