Officers of the Albany Fire Department came to the rescue of one of its members Sunday when he was severely injured in a near head-on collision.
Officers used their heavy equipment to cut away wreckage of Christopher Martin's pickup truck when he was struck in the intersection of Mock and Moultrie Roads.
Dougherty County Police cited the other driver, Demetrius Jones for failure to maintain lane, and suspended registration.
"It's kind of like a family member. In fact it is a family member. It's part of our family. People can look at it as if somebody in their household had this same accident, then they would feel the same way. That's the way we feel right now," said AFD Deputy Chief Ron Rowe.
They think he drove his Chevy Suburban into the path of Martin's truck. Martin is in serious condition in intensive care at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Jones was treated and released.
Members of the AFD said it was stressful to see one of their own injured in the wreck, but they were glad to be able to get him out of the wreckage quickly, so he could get treatment at the hospital.