SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) –The volunteer first responder who helped people at a crash in Clark County is recovering at Miami Valley Hospital.
David Noble, a 72 -year-old volunteer of the Springfield Township Fire Department, was at a crash near the intersection of U.S. 68 and Fairfield Pike in Springfield Township Thursday morning.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a car drove through the accident scene, pinning Noble against a previously crashed vehicle.
Noble is recovering at Miami Valley Hospital after he lost his leg while helping people in the crash.
The driver of the car that hit Noble was not hurt in the crash. OSP says that driver invoked his right to speak with a lawyer before giving a statement to authorities.
Firefighter Injury Crash
Sgt. Jason Cadle from the Springfield post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says a preliminary investigation shows the driver of the car didn’t appear to be impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. Cadle says OSP won’t rule anything out until the investigation is complete.
Cadle urges all drivers to be careful to avoid accidents like this in the futures.
“I’ve got a first responder trying to help out on the first one,” Cadle said. “I just need people in the dark to pay a little bit more attention when they’re approaching intersections, lights, especially in the dark.”
“Don’t drive beyond what you can control your vehicle into,” Cadle said. “It’s just an unfortunate incident we have out here. It probably shouldn’t have happened.”
The original crash happened just before 10 p.m. Two vehicles were involved in that crash.
Two people from those vehicles were taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center for treatment of reported minor injuries. The driver of one of those vehicles has already been released from the hospital.
OSP is investigating both crashes.