Ohio firefighter pinned underneath fire truck during rollover crash

  • Source: WSAZ-TV NBC 3 Huntington
  • Published: 09/20/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: An elderly volunteer firefighter underwent surgery Monday and remains in a hospital in Columbus after a rollover crash that happened Sunday. Middleport Fire Chief Jeff Darst tells WSAZ the 72-year-old firefighter suffered fractures in his lower leg. Darst says this could’ve easily been fatal, and they’re just grateful it wasn’t worse. The chief says while returning from a call on Storys Run Road in Cheshire, the pumper truck the firefighter was driving rolled over the side of a hill, throwing the driver out and pinning his leg underneath the truck. Nobody else was on board. Other firefighters also on their way back saw the truck had flipped and used air bags to lift the truck and pull the firefighter out. He was then flown to a hospital.


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