Firefighter seriously injured during collision response

Firefighter seriously injured during collision response
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BREMERTON, Wash. — A 50-year-old Bremerton firefighter was seriously injured while responding to a crash early Saturday, officials said.

At around 2 a.m. first responders were called to Washington Avenue and 11th Street, where a vehicle had hit a parked car.

Officials said while firefighters were helping the driver, somehow her car went into reverse, pinning a firefighter between the driver’s vehicle and an officer’s patrol car.

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The firefighter suffered compound fractures to his legs and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he underwent surgery, firefighters said.

Sometime around 1 p.m., officials reported that the firefighter’s surgery had gone well and that he could possibly be released from the hospital within a few days.

It is not known what led to the crash and the pinning of the firefighter, but there is an ongoing investigation.