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Rush, N.Y. Firefighter/EMT Hurt by Combative Victims

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RUSH, N.Y. – A firefighter/EMT suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning when treating two people possibly on drugs after they became combative after a crash, authorities said.

New York State Troopers and EMS arrived on Route 390 Northbound around 7:30 a.m. in Rush, a suburb of Rochester, on a report of a disabled car against the guardrail.

Officials found a male and a female passed out in the car, according to a Facebook post from the Rush Volunteer Fire Department. Advanced Life Support was requested to wake up the two.

The fire department said the two people, who were not identified, woke up and started to assault the assistant fire chief and the ambulance crew.

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The fire department said the man jumped back into the car and drove off with extensive damage to the driver’s side and with two flat tires.

The man then allegedly began reversing at a high-rate of speed toward the scene. The responding officers and EMS crew had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit and had to let the woman lose, authorities said.

The woman then jumped into the car through the passenger side window and the two drove off, authorities said.

The pair were taken into custody a short time later.