Firefighter struck by hit-and-run driver during storm

March 3, 2018

WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say an on-duty firefighter was struck by a hit-and-run driver and seriously injured while responding to a traffic incident during the powerful nor’easter.

Wareham police say the Onset Fire Department firefighter was hit by a vehicle early Friday evening while at the scene of the traffic incident on Cranberry Highway, also known as routes 6 and 28.

Officials have not released the firefighter’s name or condition. The firefighter was taken to a Rhode Island hospital.

Police are still looking for the driver. Anyone with information is urged to call Wareham police.

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