Firefighter severely harm while rescuing victims from motor vehicle crash in Hell’s Kitchen area – Car or truck Incident
NEW YORK — A firefighter was seriously harm Sunday right after responding to a crash in Hell’s Kitchen.
As CBS2’s Thalia Perez experiences, he was responding to a two-motor vehicle crash when one particular of the cars and trucks shifted and fell on his leg.
Witnesses described a wild auto incident involving an SUV driving on top of a sedan at the intersection of West 42nd Street and 11th Avenue. They say it transpired so quickly and credit the injured firefighter for obtaining all people to safety speedily.
Matthew Wahn says he was driving the sedan.
“It can be totally mad due to the fact there was no a single at the rear of us at the time. We were being the only two vehicles between the two lights,” he reported.
Ben Arias, a witness, says in just minutes, firefighters arrived to assist rescue the passengers in the two cars.
“As one of the firefighters was pulling out one of the passengers, a person of the passengers barely obtained out until the motor vehicle just tipped about on major of the firefighter’s leg,” he explained.
Hearth officers say it happened all over 3:20 p.m. as firefighters were striving to stabilize and brace the two cars.
Arias says they lifted and while the firefighter was injured, he nonetheless continued to rescue the travellers out of the auto.
“You could convey to that when they pulled him out, he was unquestionably in discomfort, just grabbing his leg, he was in agony, but all people clapped him, cheered him on when he was on the way to the ambulance since he’s a correct hero. That is a actual New York hero right there,” he said.
The wounded firefighter was taken to a local medical center in critical but steady ailment. No 1 else was wounded.