By Bill Carey
15 April 2023
ABBOTT, Texas – A Texas firefighter has died from injuries received after he was struck by fire apparatus on Friday evening.
6 News and other local news outlets reported that the Abbott Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle crash on I-35. Upon arrival they determined it was a stranded motorist and remained on the scene to help with traffic control while waiting for a tow truck.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a fire truck was being repositioned and backed into the firefighter.
Firefighters immediately rendered care and the injured firefighter was flown to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Hospital were he was later pronounced dead.
The incident is under investigation.
Photograph courtesy of the Abbott Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook.
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