Fire­fighter hit by lad­der truck, crit­i­cally injured on Capi­tol Hill

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

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.

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