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Volunteer firefighter strikes pedestrian on way to fire hall

BROCTON – A volunteer firefighter responding to his fire hall Friday morning struck a pedestrian with his vehicle, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said.

Emergency responders were being called to the intersection of Route 20 and Lake Avenue for the report of a possible overdose at about 5:25 a.m.

David Hazleton, 68, a member of the Village of Brocton Fire Department’s rescue squad, was driving to the fire hall when he struck the pedestrian in the intersection of Lake Avenue and Main Street, the sheriff’s office said.

The pedestrian, Christopher M. Small, 42, of Fredonia was in the street attempting to flag down a passing patrol car that was driving by with its emergency lights activated, authorities said.

Small suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene, then transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.

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