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.
Junior firefighter injured while responding to fire call in Washington Co.
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