COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus firefighter is recovering at home after being being hit by a vehicle while participating in a “Fill the Boot” event.
According to the Columbus Division of Fire, the firefighter suffered a broken leg after being hit by a vehicle at High Street and North Broadway while standing in the road participating in the “Fill the Boot” campaign.
The firefighter was taken to the hospital in stable condition. They have since then been released and are resting comfortably at home.
Battalion Chief Steve Martin said the fire department is suspending the campaign until they can review safety protocols.
The driver of the vehicle has not been cited. Columbus Police are investigating how the injury happened.
The firefighter involved in the accident has asked that their identity not be released.