Torrington, CT, Firefighter Entangled in Wires when Car Enters Scene

May 23, 2024
The firefighter was knocked off his feet and suffered an arm injury, Battalion Chief Patrick Doyla said.

 A Torrington firefighter was injured when he became entangled in wires after a vehicle drove into the scene.

Firefighters were working at an intersection handling a call about downed wires when the vehicle entered the area.

Battalion Chief Patrick Doyle told WTNH that first the vehicle became entangled which then tangled the firefighter. 

“He fell to the ground and he’s injured,” he said adding that the firefighter suffered an arm injury and will be off for the next few shifts. 

Doyle said state law requires drivers to move over a lane, if possible, when emergency vehicles are stopped along the highway. But that's not happening.

“People are definitely distracted for whatever reason. And you can see they’re very startled when they come up on the incident.” 

He mentioned that an engine stopped at an incident was nearly hit by a motorcycle recently. 


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