Chief: Struck fire policeman to be OK

Christopher Dornblaser

A fire policeman struck by a car while directing traffic in Chanceford Township on Friday night is going to be OK, according to a fire official.

According to New Bridgeville Fire Co. Chief Ron Witmer, the man suffered a broken shoulder, broken ankle, bruised kidney and facial lacerations.

“I was in to see him (Saturday) morning. ... He was conscious the whole time,” the chief said Sunday.

The fire policeman was struck directing traffic around the scene of a crash at 6:20 p.m. at the intersection of Delta Road and New Bridgeville Road, state police have said. The man was taken to York Hospital. The chief said the fire policeman was conscious when he was taken to the hospital.

911: Fire policeman struck in Chanceford Township

The chief said the fire policeman who was struck was a veteran of the department.

“I’ve been there since '96, and he was there before me,” he said, adding that he and other fire personnel figured the man was with the department for more than 40 years.

Witmer said other departments in the southern part of the county have expressed sympathy for the fire policeman.

"The night I got home, my phone had so much on it," he said.

The chief did not have exact details on the incident because he was at another call when the man was struck. He said state police could provide details on the incident. On Sunday morning, state police did not have any additional information to release.

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