A Winnipeg firefighter wasn’t seriously injured when they were clipped by a passing vehicle while responding to a crash Friday night.
Emergency crews were near the intersection of Inkster Boulevard and Parr Street for a two-vehicle crash at around 10:30 p.m.
While working at the scene, another vehicle drove by and clipped the firefighter before crashing into a home. Police were called and took the driver into custody.
The firefighter was assessed by fellow crews and didn’t require hospitalization.
According to the International Association of Fire Chiefs, at least 10 first responders have been struck and killed by passing motorists on North American roadways in 2019.
“Members of the public are reminded that when emergency responders are at the scene of a motor vehicle collision, drivers should always slow down and change lanes, only if it safe to do so,” the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says.