Virginia Firefighters Struck by EMS SUV

HERNDON, Va. -- Two Fairfax County firefighters treating a bicyclist along a road were struck by a vehicle operated by a supervisor Tuesday night.

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Both firefighters have been released from the hospital, and are recuperating at home, said Dan Schmidt, fire department spokesman.

He did not know the condition of the bicyclist.

Schmidt said the EMS supervisor was driving slowly when his vehicle struck the personnel.

"The supervisor was repositioning the SUV to provide better protection for the crew," Schmidt said, adding that the engine was already in a blocking position.

Personnel were wearing gear with reflective striping as required by law.

Schmidt would not release the names of the medic or engine crew from Herndon or EMS 401, a captain.

The incident is under investigation by Fairfax County Police.

Schmidt said he wasn't sure the nature of the original call other than an injured bicyclist.

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