Injured D.C. firefighter heads home from hospital

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A D.C. firefighter injured back in August after being struck by a DC Fire and EMS unit was released from the hospital Wednesday and got to return home.

Firefighter Dane Smothers, Jr. was on the scene of a fire in the 800 block of F Street, Northeast, when he was struck by the fire unit. The unit was also on its way to help fight the fire.

(PHOTO: DC Fire & EMS / @dcfireems)

Smothers was transferred early last month from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center to the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. Today, joined by his family, Smothers appeared at a press conference to thank the doctors and nurses who provided lifesaving care since that tragic accident.



He was discharged from the Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday at 1 p.m.