Driver Hits Ariz. Fire Truck, Just Misses Firefighter

A Phoenix firefighter was nearly struck by an alleged drunken driver that slammed into his fire truck Monday night, according to AZFamily.comView Photos


A Phoenix firefighter was nearly struck by an alleged drunken driver that slammed into his fire truck Monday night, according to AZFamily.com

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Crews were on the scene of a fire at a two-story building when the apparatus that was parked on 26th Street and Thomas Road was rear-ended at approximately 10 p.m.

The firefighter had just finished connecting the truck's hose to a fire hydrant and was at the rear of the apparatus up until the time of impact.

He was uninjured, but officials said he was lucky not to have been hit.

There was a crew onboard the fire truck at the time, and they also were uninjured.

Officials said the car wasn't moving at a high rate of speed and the damage to both vehicles was minimal.

The driver of the car was arrested at the scene and charges are pending.