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Driver Who Struck Sunrise Paramedic Sentenced

Fire-Rescue Captain Spent 16 Days In Hospital

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A driver accused of hitting a Sunrise fire-rescue paramedic with her car and fleeing the scene last year agreed to a plea deal Tuesday.

In February 2006, Capt. Steve Grimstead was assisting with the ground transport of a victim shot at a gas station located off West Commercial Avenue and Nob Hill Road when he was struck. Firefighters were about to place the shooting victim in an air rescue helicopter.

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