Update: Veteran South Kitsap fire firefighter was sleeping when run over by pickup truck at California wildfire

  • Source: San Bernardino County Sun
  • Published: 11/16/2018 12:00 AM

A veteran firefighter who came to California from Washington state to fight the Woolsey fire was left with major injuries when he was run over by a pickup truck as he slept at night in a field next to a fire truck in the Malibu area, the California Highway Patrol said Thursday. Terry Geisleman, 46, of the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Department of Port Orchard, Washington, received crushing injuries to his chest and the left side of his body, a CHP report on the 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, incident said.He was airlifted from the scene at Pacific View Drive, north of Highway 1, to Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. A release from the South Kitsap Fire Chief Steve Wright described Geisleman’s injuries as not life-threatening. The area is west of Deer Creek Canyon Park. The release did not say where along the drive the incident took place.


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