2 firefighters injured responding to call in Aurora, driver arrested

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Aurora police said two firefighters were injured on a call for an unresponsive driver on Saturday afternoon.

Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire personnel responded to the 17000 block of East Quincy Avenue at 4:30 p.m.

APD said the driver struck one firefighter after he awoke and put the vehicle in drive. Another firefighter was injured breaking the window of the vehicle in an attempt to stop the driver.

Both firefighters were transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries and expected to be OK. Police said a civilian was transported as well.

APD said the driver was arrested but no additional information has been provided.

FOX31’s Carly Moore spoke to the employee at the auto parts store where the incident happened who called 911. Carlos Santacruz said he’s thankful he didn’t go and tap on the window like he thought about doing or else he could have been hurt.

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