Baltimore County fire lieutenant hit by car while fundraising

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BALTIMORE, Md. — A Baltimore County fire lieutenant was hit by a car during the traditional nationwide “Fill the Boot” fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, reports the Baltimore Sun.

In order to collect for “Fill the Boot”, firefighters stand at intersections and take cash offered out of car windows, putting it into a firefighter’s boot. The Sun reports that more than 100,000 firefighters participate each year across the country.

The lieutenant, whose name wasn’t released, was struck by a car around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning at Rossville Boulevard and U.S. 40 in Rossville. He was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries, and later released.

The department will continue to raise money for “Fill the Boot”, said Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III, but he reminded firefighters to be careful when collecting donations.