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Three DC firefighters struck on bridge over Potomac River

One firefighter serious with non-life threatening injuries

Carlos Prieto, WTOP Radio:

Three firefighters are hurt after they were hit by a truck on the 14th Street Bridge during Friday evening’s rush hour.

The D.C. firefighters were responding to a hit-and-run crash on the inbound HOV lanes of the bridge Friday afternoon when they were hit.

One of the firefighters had serious injuries that were not life-threatening — the other two had minor injuries.

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Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post:

Around 5 p.m., the D.C. Fire Department responded to a hit-and-run collision reported on the northbound lanes of the bridge, D.C. Fire spokesman Doug Buchanan said.

Three firefighters were struck by a vehicle, a spokesman for D.C. police said, and two were transported to a hospital. Two had injuries that were minor, the police spokesman said, and the other had injures that were serious, but not life-threatening.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the firefighters remained at the scene, according to the police spokesman.

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