An Atlanta firefighter who lost his leg while responding to a call on I-85 said he wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the quick-thinking actions of his colleagues.
Sgt. Darrow Harden was hit by a car in May while responding to a wreck near Cleveland Avenue in the interstate’s northbound lanes.
“It was Mother’s Day morning,” Harden said Friday in an interview with Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes. “I got up, went to work. I think the call came in about 7:20 or 7:30, so that was the first call of the day.”
The 47-year-old had just stepped off his firetruck to help a motorist who flipped over when the driver of a 2009 Pontiac G5 lost control, striking Harden and the firetruck.
“I remember waking up on scene screaming and not being able to move my legs,” he said.