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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Westfield Fireman Sustains Severe Injuries, Transported to Trauma Center

     Westfield Firefighter Mike Lanza was transported to University Hospital in Newark yesterday after sustaining inuries as a result of an auto accident yesterday afternoon.  The single vehicle accident involving a WFD utility truck occurred in the area of Sycamore and Grandview.  TFoTM has learned that the firefighter struck a tree "head-on" and allegedly sustained head injuries as a result of the crash.  It is unknown at this time the cause of the accident.  Weather and road conditions may have been a contributing factor.

8 comments:

  1. Why no mention on Patch or in the paper? Is this fireman okay? Will this lead to a further reduction in the number of firemen in town????

    This is pretty important news to keep from us.

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  2. stop your whining com'on the town has a table of organization don't it ? for both for police and fire.the firemen sleep anyway.

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  3. This was totally hushed up. No mention of it in Patch or Leader. Nobody in FD is proud of hitting a tree on a side road and totaling a FD vehicle. FD usually takes PR shots of anything they do but they did not run for the camera this time.

    Got to give credit to TFOTM for this story. Hopefully Mike is okay--he is a real good guy.

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  4. just like it was covered up for the officer when he totaled his cars ( pd and personal). There was no pics or anything in the papers. (get some sleep)

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  5. This is news and I do wonder if the fireman is okay.

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  6. I HEARD THAT HE IS OK AND THAT HE WASNT FEELING ANY PAIN. BEFORE OR AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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    1. He's not ok. He's dead

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    2. Check the date of this story. This story is from 2011.
      The unfortunate and untimely passing of Mike Lanza, this week (2017) is a separate incident.

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