Irvine Firefighter Vehicle Struck Aiding Motorist

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At 9:45 p.m. Sunday night, a Division Chief from Garden Grove FD stopped to assist a driver on the shoulder on the southbound I-5 Fwy near the Culver Dr on-ramp. While the firefighter was rendering aid, another car rear-ended his unit, narrowly missing the firefighter as he assisted the stranded motorist. The crash caused a chain effect, with a total of five vehicles hitting each other and the firefighter’s car. Speed is being investigated as a factor in the crash. CHP Santa Ana will be handling the investigation.