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Firefighter hit again by another car while working a different accident

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An Oklahoma firefighter’s apparatus was rear-ended by another vehicle on Thursday, injuring the first responder.

Colbert Firefighter Ryan Crossman was working an accident site from the driver’s seat of the fire truck when a pickup truck hydroplaned, sliding off the road and onto the center median.

“We’re all pretty fortunate that we all got to go home. It could have been real bad,” said Crossman. “After he hit me I threw my hands up to try to keep myself from hitting the steering wheel or the dash, but I caught my wrist on the dash.”

According to KXII, the truck that struck the fire truck was completely totaled, while the apparatus only took damage to the steering wheel, water pump and truck bed. Both were not drivable.

Crossman was treated for a concussion and sprained wrist, and wishes drivers would be a little more understanding when there are emergency vehicles working on the road.

“I just hope they would be a little more patient with us. We don’t want to be out there any more than they want us to be out there obstructing their way down the highway. We got a job to do and that’s what we’re doing,” said Crossman.

The fire truck repairs will cost upwards of $6,000.

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