‘It’s a miracle’: Florida firefighter recounts near-death experience after being hit by speeding truck

  • Source: WFLA-TV NBC 8 Tampa
  • Published: 10/11/2021 12:00 AM

A Palm Harbor firefighter and paramedic received a hero’s welcome at a community fundraiser Saturday after she was nearly killed on the job just a few weeks ago. Lt. Ashley White, 38, was hit by a speeding pickup truck while responding to a crash in September in Palm Harbor, authorities said. “It’s a miracle, honestly, seeing the damage to our apparatus that was done and knowing that he was driving at a high rate of speed,” she said Saturday at a fundraiser organized for her at the Tarpon Springs Elks Lodge 1719. The driver of the pickup died. Lt. White sustained several injuries to her legs and arms. ”Pretty amazing seeing my crew members working on one of their own and knowing what was going on,” she said. One of those crew members was Lt. Steve Gorby.


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