According to the local news, an engineer/firefighter from South King Fire & Rescue was responding to a call from a rollover accident on southbound Interstate 5 when some time after 5:30 a.m. a vehicle struck him.
The accident happened on Sunday. The 52-year-old firefighter was assessing a rollover crash that slowed the Interstate down when a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer driven by a 26-year-old man hit the firefighter. According to witnesses, the man lost control of the vehicle when he got closer to the scene of the accident.
The Washington State Patrol claims that the victim suffered head injuries and was allegedly unconscious when taken to the Hospital.
Reports show that the firefighter sadly struck while on duty is in a critical condition. The authorities haven’t released the causes of the accident. According to the news, the driver responsible for the rollover crash the firefighter was responding to, had left the accident scene before medical crews arrived.
As a Federal Way car accident lawyer, I urge all motorists to be extremely careful when driving down icy roads. Winter conditions may pose threats to drivers and pedestrians, staying alert will lower the probability of crashes. Let’s hope the firefighter will have a speedy recovery without any major difficulties.
For all victims of accidents caused by third parties, contact a personal injury lawyer in your area, don’t wait too long.