Firefighter Injured Responding to Elk Grove (CA) Accident

Firefighter injured while responding to Elk Grove crash, reports

Eric Oviedo, 38, was struck by a car that was pushed off the freeway, officials said.

The Cosumnes Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to an incident, where a woman crashed into a tree and suffered minor injuries along I-5 near Lambert Road around 1:15 a.m.

As authorities were assisting at the scene, Ryan Olson was driving a Ford Econoline van on the freeway at 1:30 a.m., near the pre-existing accident, rear ended Marcus Dandridge’s Honda Civic, officials said. The impact sent Dandridge’s car off the roadway and onto the shoulder, directly into the path of the emergency responders.

The emergency crews jumped out of the way, but Oviedo was hit.

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