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Newton firefighter injured by fire truck

Posted by Martin Finucane May 15, 2007 09:57 AM


A Newton firefighter was injured late last night after being struck by a fire truck that slipped out of gear.

Crews were putting out a dumpster fire on the Boston College campus when the truck rolled over the firefighter.

The firefighter, whose name was not officially released by Newton fire officials, suffered a broken forearm and shoulder blade, along with several lacerations, according to WHDH-TV.

"Basically he got trapped. He saw the truck coming at him and thank God it hit a big pine tree in front because that's what stopped it, Chief Joseph Lacroix of the Newton Police Department told the station.

Several other firefighters received medical attention for smoke and diesel inhalation from the rescue effort, according to WCVB-TV.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.

-- Boston.com staff

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