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Firefighter struck by car while battling fire in haze

EMERGENCY: A firefighter was struck by a car on Bertha St in Goodna yesterday while attending a grass fire.
EMERGENCY: A firefighter was struck by a car on Bertha St in Goodna yesterday while attending a grass fire. David Nielsen

A FIREFIGHTER was rushed to hospital after he was struck by a car while battling a blaze in Goodna late yesterday.

Senior Sergeant Robert Goodger was at the scene and said the 51-year-old was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with suspected leg and back injuries.

"The QFES were here fighting the fire and there was very thick smoke coming across the road," Snr Sgt Goodger said.

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"A male driver in a white Holden travelling in a northerly direction along Bertha St has come through the thick smoke and struck the fire officer who was working near the truck.

"We will be investigating the circumstances in relation to the crash and our thoughts go to the fire officers doing a good job at the time.

"It's an unfortunate incident that has occurred.

Police and paramedics at the scene of a traffic accident where a firefighter was struck by a vehicle while battling a blaze.
Police and paramedics at the scene of a traffic accident where a firefighter was struck by a vehicle while battling a blaze. David Nielsen

"You always do feel when somebody is doing something that's helping the community when they're injured doing so, and we feel for everybody in the QFES family and his own family."

Acting Inspector Phil Paff was the senior fire officer at the scene and said the fire in Goodna was being treated as suspicious.

"A grass fire occurred in this area earlier today," he said.

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"Fire crews attended and that fire was put out.

"Subsequently around 3.30 this afternoon fire crews were called back here, so we're treating the fire as suspicious."

The acting inspector was emotional after the incident and said it always hit hard when one of their own was injured.

"We're basically a family so when a firefighter is injured it affects everybody," he said.

Police and paramedics at the scene of a traffic accident where a firefighter was struck by a vehicle while battling a blaze.
Police and paramedics at the scene of a traffic accident where a firefighter was struck by a vehicle while battling a blaze. David Nielsen

Topics:  firefighting, traffic accident




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