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Collision investigation in the Central District

On September 6th, at approximately 6:40 pm, a Seattle Fire Fighter was assisting in backing an ambulance, which had just responded to a medical call, from 28th Avenue onto East Yesler Way. 

A driver in a Toyota Camry,  travelling westbound on East Yesler Way, did not see the Fire Fighter due to the setting sun in her eyes.  Unfortunately, the driver was unable to stop the Camry before striking him.  The Fire Fighter hit his head on the windshield of the car before hitting the ground.  He was immediately attended to by the other Fire Fighters and then transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he was checked out and later released.  He is expected to make a full recovery.

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) responded to the location and processed the scene.  The driver was evaluated for any signs of impairment, but none were detected.  The driver was interviewed and released.  TCIS will continue to follow up on the investigation.