- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - Police and fire officials say a District of Columbia firefighter on the scene of a blaze was struck by a car and pinned against a fire truck.

Police spokesman Officer Araz Alali tells The Washington Post (https://wapo.st/1z7oKbU ) the firefighter was in the 800 block of Florida Avenue in northeast Washington about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. That’s when the firefighter saw a car moving fast and put his hands up to try to slow the driver down.

Alali says the driver instead sped up and struck the firefighter, pushing him against the fire truck.

The firefighter was taken to a hospital. Fire department spokesman Tim Wilson says the firefighter’s injuries are thought to be non-life-threatening.

Police identified the driver as Roy McCall of Auburn Hills, Michigan. McCall is charged with felony assault.

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