UD student on bike hit by Dayton fire truck

UPDATE @ 4 p.m. (Oct. 23)

Jeff Payne, director and chief of Dayton Fire, said there was one fire lieutenant and three firefighters on board the fire truck when the accident happened.
The driver of the fire truck — which officials won’t release the name of — is on paid administrative leave until the results from a blood test are complete.
“Whenever there’s a significant injury involved in an accident then we will send the driver for a post-accident reasonable suspicion testing and this is for the safety and due diligence for the city and safety and goodwill of the driver,” Payne said.
The condition of a University of Dayton student struck Thursday night by a Dayton Fire Engine was unknown Friday. The 18-year-old male student’s name has not been released.
The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. while the 18-year-old was operating a bicycle in the bike lane, going south on Brown Street, according to Cara Zinski-Neace, Dayton Police Department spokeswoman.
The Dayton Fire Engine 14 was traveling on Brown Street and attempting to make a right turn to get into the UDF parking lot when the collision happened.
The 18-year-old male was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Dayton Police Department’s Traffic Services Unit is investigating the collision.

UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m.: A UD student suffered serious injuries, not believed to be life threatening, when he was hit by a Dayton fire truck on Brown Street.

The 18-year-old’s name was not released, but a University of Dayton spokesman confirms the victim is a student.

The student has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital. Brown Street has been reopened to traffic.

Dayton police said the collision happened while the student was in the bike lane and the fire engine was attempting to turn into the UDF parking lot.

UPDATE @ 7:55 p.m.

It appears the male was hit by a Dayton fire truck because the bicycle is underneath the truck’s tire. The bike is not one of those made available to residents through Link, the bike sharing program for Dayton.


A portion of Brown Street is shut down tonight after a bicyclist was hit by a vehicle.

The crash was reported around 7:15 p.m. near United Dairy Farmers, 1217 Brown St.

Brown Street is blocked between Stewart and Jasper streets.

The victim, a male, was laying on the sidewalk as medics treated him at the scene.

We are on the scene and will update this report as we learn details.