UPDATE: Lansing Firefighter Deliberately Hit by Driver

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UPDATE -

Police believe the driver who hit a firefighter in Lansing this afternoon did it deliberately. A 22-year-old suspect is being held on charges of leaving the scene and fleeing & eluding. They aren't sure what the driver's motive was.

The firefighter was standing in the turn lane on Cedar Street at Jolly Road when there was some sort of traffic altercation with a man driving a white Chevy S-10 pickup. Police say the man drove off and circled back around then the deliberately hit the firefighter causing serious injuries. The 35-year-old is a seven-year veteran of the Lansing Fire Department. He was listed in serious condition at last check.

Stay with WILX.com and News 10 for information on the officer's condition, and other updates.

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A Lansing firefighter collecting donations for a "Fill the Boot" fundraiser raising money for muscular dystrophy was struck by a vehicle in the intersection of Cedar and Jolly in south Lansing on Wednesday afternoon.

Lansing Police Captain Jim Kraus said that after a brief altercation in the intersection a vehicle left the scene then turned around and came back, hitting the firefighter. The suspect fled the scene in his vehicle. A suspect was apprehended a short time later.

The firefighter suffered severe injuries as a result of the accident, and was taken to an area hospital. Lansing Police tell us he is in critical condition. They are investigating the incident to determine if it was an accident or intentional.

There will be a press conference shortly. Stay with WILX News 10 for updates as more information becomes available.



 
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