MPD: 2 Memphis firefighters injured after pedestrian crash

Two MFD members were transported in non-critical situations after a man now accused of driving under the influence crashed the car, the MPD said.

Memphis, Tennessee — Two members of the Memphis Fire Department were transported to a non-critical state after a man charged with DUI crashed the vehicle, according to the Memphis Police Department (MPD).

The incident happened around 3 a.m. near I-240 and Kerr Avenue, according to MPD. According to the MFD, the firefighters were in a separate crash at the location when they were hit by the car.

Police said the driver of the crash remained at the scene.

Reginald McKenzie, 48, was arrested and charged with driver due diligence, operating the vehicle when an emergency vehicle was approaching and reckless driving.

His arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday

One of the firefighters has been treated and released, according to the MFD. Another person remains in hospital with a broken leg and requires surgery, according to the MFD.

Fire Chief Gina Sweet released a statement on social media, calling the wreck “unforgivable” and asking pedestrians to “slow down and move away” so MFD members could work “fearlessly”.

Statement from Fire Chief Gina Sweat:

Posted by Memphis Fire Department on Sunday, October 2, 2022

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