TEEN HIT BY INDIANA FIRE RIG AT BRUSH FIRE SCENE

By WTWO/WAWV: A 17-year-old boy was flown from the scene of a brush fire in Terre Haute after being struck by a Prairieton Fire Department pick-up truck.

According to the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday near a residence on S. Paddock Place. Initially a brush fire call, as deputies were on the way, fire personnel requested EMS and lifeline to the scene.

VCSO Chief of Operations Derek Fell said when deputies got to the scene they learned a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 registered to the Prairieton/Prairie Creek Fire Department had struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian was a 17-year-old male, who’s identity is not being released. The firefighter who was driving the truck was tested for drugs and alcohol, Chief Fell said the preliminary results came back negative.

The boy who was injured was treated on scene by EMS before being flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by helicopter.

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