ATHENS, TX (06/16/2015) — A Log Cabin volunteer firefighter was rushed to East Texas Medical Center on Tuesday night after he was struck by an SUV on Highway 175 in Athens, Texas.
According to reports, a volunteer firefighter was flown to East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) after being struck by a vehicle while he was directing traffic at an emergency scene on Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. in Athens, Texas.
Caney City VFD Chief of Administration David Ramsey stated that five fire departments were called to a house fire on County Road 3925, off Highway 175.
An SUV driven by a 74-year-old woman struck the firefighter while he standing in the turning lane of Highway 175 to guide a fire engine out of the road; the fireman was thrown and suffered a laceration after hitting his head on the pavement.
Due to concussion concerns, the firefighter was rushed to ETMC for his head injury.
According to North 19 Fire Rescue Chief Bob Morris, the firefighter has been released from the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The incident is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety. It was not clear if the driver was cited.