3 firefighters recovering after being dragged by vehicle


by Becky Mortensen

MILWAUKEE --- Three firefighters were taken to the hospital after they were dragged by a vehicle Saturday afternoon.

It happened around 1:00 p.m. near Capitol and Richards. Firefighters were responding to a medical call of a person who had overdosed.

When firefighters arrived they encountered a person in an altered state. That person attempted to flee to their vehicle and take off.

Firefighters tried to apprehend the person and were dragged by the fleeing vehicle in the process. Those firefighters suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for evaluation. They have been treated and released.

The driver of the vehicle was also taken to the hospital. There's no word on any arrests in this incident.


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