Warren County (NJ) Firefighter Injured in Fall from Moving Fire Apparatus

A Warren County volunteer firefighter was rushed to the hospital after he fell from a moving fire truck, authorities said.

Belvidere’s Goodwill Fire Company No. 1 was responding to a fire alarm when Joseph Peters tumbled out of the truck along Water Street in White Township, according to New Jersey State Police.

The 28-year-old Peters was badly injured and taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill for treatment of a possible head injury, state police spokesman Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams said.

Peters appeared to be sitting inside the truck and was attempting to put on his equipment when his arm accidentally hit a door latch, police said. The door swung open and the Belvidere man fell, according to police.

A medical helicopter was on standby, but later cancelled and Peters was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

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