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Firefighter Struck by Car in Seattle

A Seattle firefighter was struck by a car in Seattle’s Central District on Tuesday night, according to news reports.

The accident occurred around 6:40 p.m. when firefighters were helping an ambulance reverse from 28th Avenune onto East Yesler Way, according to news reports.

A woman driving a Toyota Camry, didn’t see the firefighters because of sunglare, and crashed into the 49-year-old firefighter.

The firefighter was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he was treated and released. He is expected to make a full recovery, according to news reports.

Police did not arrest the driver, who fully cooperated during the investigation. She did not show signs of impairment, according to news reports. She was not injured in the crash.

No other car accidents or injuries occurred as a result of the collision.

As a Seattle car accident attorney, I’m glad to hear that this firefighter wasn’t seriously injured in this incident. I hope the firefighters and police can use this incident to help keep other safe while directing traffic in the roadway. Unfortunately, some pedestrian accidents happen and are unavoidable.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.