NY Firefighter Struck by Tow Truck at Accident Scene

A West Crescent (NY) Fire District firefighter helping to clear a minor accident on a highway ramp was hit by a vehicle and injured Tuesday evening.

A report on cnweekly.com (http://bit.ly/19inKU1) indicated the firefighter was struck by a tow truck backing up.

The firefighter, identified as 66-year-old Allen Ayotte, was in critical condition with a fractured hip. He has been a volunteer with the department for 40 years.

For further details, visit http://bit.ly/19inKU1.

For more on motor vehicle accidents and firefighters interacting with wreckers and recovery personnel at fire scenes, consider Heavy-Wrecker Use in Vehicle Extrication, Working with Heavy Wreckers, Miracle on the Freeway: Story of Survival, and

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