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Firefighter injured responding to vehicle wreck in Knightdale

Posted September 17, 2014

— An eastern Wake firefighter was injured early Wednesday responding to a vehicle accident in Knightdale, town officials said.

Emergency crews responded to a wreck near the intersection of Moon Valley Lane and Bethlehem Road in Knightdale at about 6:30 a.m. According to investigators, a car was hit as it was backing out of its driveway.

Firefighter William Boggs, who was responding to the wreck, suffered a broken leg when he became pinned between the two vehicles, state Highway Patrol officials said. Boggs was taken to WakeMed.

Minor injuries were reported in the wreck.


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  • Barbara Sossomon Sep 17, 2014
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    Bottom line, I just hope that he will be ok. Goodness, folks sure getting their undies twisted these days. Thanks to the folks at Eastern Wake!

  • Ronnie Reams Sep 17, 2014
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    He as on scene he Captain and Pumper not involved. Pushing one of vehicles that slipped out of gear and ran over him.

  • Elem-Teach Sep 17, 2014

    For those whose reading comprehension levels are low, said firefighter was on his way to call...the call was a wreck...while traveling to the first wreck a car backed out in front of him. Firefighter hit the car and became trapped.

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 17, 2014
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    We all want very fast response from emergency responders. BUT, they need to slow down enough so they don't hurt themselves or others.

  • jillnelson2009 Sep 17, 2014

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    It does say he was pinned in between THE two vehicles. 1) The car he was driving and 2) the car backing out of the driveway.

  • Lightfoot3 Sep 17, 2014

    Okay, what two vehicles did he get pinned between? Any related to the actual wreck he responded to?

  • Ronald Nunn Sep 17, 2014
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    I don't understand this article. How did the firefighter come to be pinned between the two vehicles? Was he walking around in somebody's driveway? WRAL, please do a better job at reporting.

  • mys1983 Sep 17, 2014

    Oh My! I hope he is okay...