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Firefighters accidentally run over victim they were sent to help
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Posted 9/27/09

ST. PETERSBURG — The callers to 911 Thursday afternoon said there was a man bleeding from the face near the fire station. Two firefighters piled into Rescue 5 to go help him. They opened the garage bay door, turned on the emergency lights and pulled forward.

Then they heard a "thump."

The firefighters accidentally ran over the very person they were sent to help.

"They never even saw him," said St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Lt. Joel Granata.

Authorities said the man who was run over is Ted Allen Lenox, a 41-year-old homeless man. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was at Bayfront Medical Center Thursday night.

Alcohol was a factor, according to a St. Petersburg police report, which was not specific.

The accident took place about 3:45 p.m. outside Master Fire Station 1 at 400 Dr. Martin Luther King St. S. The facility houses St. Petersburg Fire Rescue's headquarters and two fire companies.

Lenox was struck as he lay outside garage bays on the north side of the building. Vehicles coming out of those bays exit onto Fourth Avenue S.

According to police and fire officials, Emergency Medical Technician Jason Springer, 36, climbed into the driver's seat of Rescue 5. Paramedic David Bucholz, 32, rode shotgun.

But neither apparently knew that Lenox was lying just 2 to 3 feet in front of Rescue 5's bay, authorities said.


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Lol, Floridia.
Posted 9/27/09 , edited 9/27/09
Wow. Just, wow.

Wait... why was he on the street?

God, this reminds me of how I saw a kid got hit by a car near my school. Bad thing to remember.
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Posted 9/27/09
That's really sad.. but how can you not see him??
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shirayukiIce wrote:

That's really sad.. but how can you not see him??


Must be on his knees.
Maybe short.

Maybe the firefighters, just storm right through, and didn't notice anything. >:\
Posted 9/27/09

-MooBear wrote:


shirayukiIce wrote:

That's really sad.. but how can you not see him??


Must be on his knees.
Maybe short.

Maybe the firefighters, just storm right through, and didn't notice anything. >:\


HURRY EVERYONE HURRY HURRY HURRY!
*thump*

................OOPS.
Posted 9/27/09

-Izanami- wrote:


-MooBear wrote:


shirayukiIce wrote:

That's really sad.. but how can you not see him??


Must be on his knees.
Maybe short.

Maybe the firefighters, just storm right through, and didn't notice anything. >:\


HURRY EVERYONE HURRY HURRY HURRY!
*thump*

................OOPS.


Exactly my point. ♥
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Posted 9/27/09 , edited 9/27/09
Seems like they're hosed.

/lolpun
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Posted 9/27/09
lol,the call for help has failed
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Posted 9/27/09
Sucks for him :/
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Posted 9/27/09
Maybe he wanted some help getting to hell.
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Posted 9/27/09
reminds me of the time my mom hit a biker on the road.

Just didn't see him :T
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Posted 9/27/09
wow just wow. thats crazy guess if you get hurt you should wear neon and have a huge sign over your body
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same old stories. it makes me bored already. =.=
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Haha. Sad.
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