College Student on Bike Hit by Dayton Fire Apparatus

Jeff Payne, director and chief of Dayton Fire, said there was one fire lieutenant and three firefighters on board the fire truck when the accident happened.

The driver of the fire truck — which officials won’t release the name of — is on paid administrative leave until the results from a blood test are complete.

“Whenever there’s a significant injury involved in an accident then we will send the driver for a post-accident reasonable suspicion testing and this is for the safety and due diligence for the city and safety and goodwill of the driver,” Payne said.

The condition of a University of Dayton student struck Thursday night by a Dayton Fire Engine was unknown Friday. The 18-year-old male student’s name has not been released.

The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. while the 18-year-old was operating a bicycle in the bike lane, going south on Brown Street, according to Cara Zinski-Neace, Dayton Police Department spokeswoman.

The Dayton Fire Engine 14 was traveling on Brown Street and attempting to make a right turn to get into the UDF parking lot when the collision happened.

The 18-year-old male was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

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