Pennsylvania Firefighter Hit While Working Crash Scene

A volunteer firefighter directing traffic at a crash scene Friday morning was hit by a dump truck and airlifted to a hospital for emergency treatment, according to state police. Troopers identified the firefighter only as a 62-year-old Monroe man.

The company posted a message to Facebook on Friday morning acknowledging the accident. “Asking prayers for our fellow firefighter who was badly injured in at an accident scene today,” the department wrote.

According to state troopers, Kunkle firefighters responded to the intersection of state Routes 29 and 309 for a crash around 5:45 a.m. Friday. Police said a 47 year-old woman was traveling north on Route 29 when she lost control of her Chrysler Town & Country and went through the intersection without stopping at a stop sign. The vehicle crossed the intersection and crashed into a mailbox, a street sign and a utility pole, police said.

As police worked the scene of that crash, a firefighter was directing traffic when he was struck around 6:35 a.m., according to police.

The truck driver a 46-year-old man of Harveys Lake, had been travelling north on Route 309 when he hit the firefighter, causing serious injuries, police said.

He was medevacked to a hospital, but his condition later Friday was not known.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash or whether the truck driver would be charged. State police were continuing to investigate.

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