CHARLEROI, Pa. - Authorities are investigating an accident that sent a junior firefighter to the hospital Monday afternoon in Washington County.
According to police, Brandon Schwalb, 14, ran into a moving car near the Charleroi Monessen Bridge about 4 p.m. while responding to a fire call.
Schwalb was flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital to be treated for a broken leg and a possible hip fracture.
A spokesperson for the Lock 4 Volunteer Fire Company confirmed to Channel 11's Shelby Zarotney that Schwalb is one of their junior firefighters.
The accident remains under investigation.