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(FL)(7-26-2020) EMT in critical condition after being hit by car at crash scene

(FL)(7-26-2020) EMT in critical condition after being hit by car at crash scene
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - An EMT was badly injured when he was struck by a vehicle as he was assisting victims in a crash.

The young man remains in critical condition at Osceola Regional Medical Center, where his parents still haven’t been able to see him.

“His left arm is fractured in multiple places. His pelvis is fractured in multiple places. He’s had to have his spleen removed. His bladder was ruptured,” said Jeremy Rice, the EMT's father.

Rice described some of the injuries his son, Dawson, suffered when he was hit by a car early Sunday morning in Kissimmee.

The 21-year-old was working a shift as an EMT when he stopped to help victims of a crash on Orange Blossom Trail. The crash report says that’s when a car, driven by 35-year-old Alex Shaw, hit Dawson.

“He was in the slow lane, according to the police report, veered over into the median and everyone tried to get out of the way and he was going fast enough to where my son couldn’t get out of the way,” Rice said.
EMT Dawson Rice - Image Fox 35 Orlando, FL
EMT Dawson Rice - Image Fox 35 Orlando, FL

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