Injured D.C. firefighter heads home from hospital
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.
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.