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Firefighter injured responding to vehicle versus bear crash on I-75

I-75 firefighter hit
Posted at 10:41 PM, Jun 09, 2024

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — FHP is investigating two crashes at MM145 near Bayshore Road.

The first crash was a result of a vehicle versus bear. FHP says there were no injuries to the vehicles occupants. No word if the bear survived.

While first responders were on scene a firefighter was struck by vehicle. FHP says the crash caused possible injuries to the firefighter, but how injured is unknown.

Both crashes remain under investigation. I-75 N is reopened.