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EMT Critically Injured When Struck by Impaired Driver

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — An EMT was hurt Saturday morning when an impaired driver hit him, according to police.

A Shelby County EMT was injured Saturday morning after deputies told FOX13 he was hit by an impaired driver.

Crews were called to the accident scene around 6 a.m.

Officials told FOX13 the EMT was in an Emergency Service Unit vehicle when he was struck. They said he was trapped in the vehicle for about 40 minutes.

He was transported in critical condition. We are told he has multiple broken bones, but is expected to recover.

The suspect was taken into custody. That person’s name has not yet been released.


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Troy Shaffer
Troy Shaffer

About the Author: Troy is an Air Medical Career Expert passionate about a team approach to improving air medical safety from the ground up. Troy is a former Army medic, Army pilot, Coast Guard pilot and EMS pilot. Troy has taught hundreds of wannabe flight medics, flight nurses and EMS pilots the exact steps needed to launch air medical careers.

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