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(CA) Fire captain struck & injured; chief says helmet saved his life

December 8, 2020

KINGSBURG, California (KSEE) – Captain Kevin Clark, a 16-year Kingsburg Fire Department veteran was recovering Tuesday night following an alleged hit-and-run incident.

Fire Chief Daniel Perkins says Clark was on the scene of an earlier fire at 10th Ave and Ventura Street when he was stuck.

“He was actually wearing this helmet while he was outside, this helmet. This day, it absolutely saved his life,” he said.

Perkins says the collision broke Clark’s ankle and a facial bone by his eye.

“He was thrown into the air and then subsequently hit the telephone pole,” Perkins said.


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