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Teen driver hits firefighters at wreck scene

Posted January 4, 2009 11:03 a.m. EST
Updated January 5, 2009 7:45 p.m. EST

—  A 16-year-old driver plowed through the scene of an earlier traffic accident, injuring two Greensboro firefighters early Sunday.

The teen driver did not stop for emergency lights and road flares surrounding a wreck scene at Creekridge and Randleman roads, according to the Greensboro Fire Department.

Firefighters J.N. Harvey and L.D. Boone tried to get out of the way, but the girl's vehicle struck them. The vehicle hit another vehicle, but the driver continued on. Greensboro police officers stopped her a short distance away.

Both Harvey and Boone were expected to make a full recovery after being treated at Moses Cone Hospital. Harvey returned to duty the same day.

Police were testing the teen, whose name was not released, for impairing substances. There was no word yet on any charges.