New York Responder Knocked out of Boots by Car

The Winchester Vol. Fire Department firefighter was released after treatment.


A volunteer firefighter in New York struck by a car Saturday night escaped serious injury although he was knocked out of his boots and crashed into the windshield.

He was helping to direct a driver who was backing a fire truck out of a driveway in West Seneca when he was struck, according to WKBW.

The Winchester Volunteer Fire Department firefighter was knocked out his boots before crashing into the windshield and flipping him into the air, the station reported.

"He was ambulatory after the accident at the scene, which is good, and he was originally saying "I'm alright I'm alright," but we wanted him to get checked out. So Rural Metro transported him to South Buffalo Mercy and we're gonna find out more information, but he seems to be doing well at this point," Winchester Assistant Chief John Rusinski told reporters.

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The firefighter was released from the hospital late Saturday.

The driver will not be charged.