(PA)(03-29-2022) Firefighter struck, dragged by car while responding to call in Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A firefighter in Chambersburg was struck by a car, and then subsequently dragged by the vehicle while responding to a call on Tuesday morning.

The Chambersburg Fire Department was responding to a call at the Chambersburg Diner around 7:20 a.m. on March 29 for a report of a smoke odor coming from a possible fire, according to Emergency Services Chief Dustin Ulrich.

While on the scene, a driver of a passenger vehicle disobeyed traffic control devices and drove around a fire engine, he says.

As a result, the driver ran over a fire hose and a firefighter became tangled in the hose by his leg and was dragged for a bit.

The firefighter sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital, also according to Chief Ulrich.

Officials say the driver was not transported and has since been cited for running over the fire hose.

Update: Wendy Lee Zuch 63, has been cited for driving over a fire hose, according to Chambersburg Police.

The injured firefighter was released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries to their arm and leg, the Chambersburg Fire Department said.

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