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Two Lincoln Park firefighters injured in accident with semi-truck

Posted at 11:23 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 10:20:33-04

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) — Two Lincoln Park firefighters have been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck on I-75 Friday.

As of Saturday morning, the driving firefighter was released from the hospital following treatment. The other injured firefighter
was in stable condition Friday night but does have injuries requiring him to remain in hospital, according to Lincoln Park Fire Captain Scott Lewis.

"There is a history in that area. It's a blind spot, it's an unsafe area. There are a high number of accidents in that area," said Lewis.

According to the captain, the crew arrived at a jack-knifed semi and car accident. An engine was sent to block the scene. The crew had only been at the scene for about two minutes. After stepping out of the engine, the injured firefighter returned to it to grab a mask. Capt. Lewis tells 7 Action News the impact happened as the firefighter was retrieving an N95 mask.

There's no word yet on the condition of the semi-truck driver.