Firefighter hit by ladder truck, critically injured on Capitol Hill
A probationary firefighter was hit by a firetruck and critically injured while responding to a blaze on Capitol Hill.
Officials said firefighter Dane Smothers Jr., 28, had just gotten off a truck at the scene of a row house fire early Thursday, when he was hit by a ladder truck.
Mayor Muriel Bowser said officials are investigating the incident.
A fire department spokesman said Mr. Smothers has been with the department for three months.