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Paramedic Injured Responding to I-395 Crash

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    Paramedic Injured On-Duty in Overpass Fall

    33-year-old Joshua Weissman, a 7-year veteran, was injured while responding to a call on I395 near Shirlington on Wednesday night. (Published Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012)

    A paramedic responding to a crash in northern Virginia fell from an overpass into a creek on Wednesday night.

    A three-vehicle crash before 6:30 p.m. blocked the southbound high-occupancy vechicle lanes of Interstate 395 in Shirlington. There was also a report of a car on fire.

    About 7:30 p.m., an Alexandria, Va., paramedic who responded was injured, falling 20 feet from the I-395 overpass near the Shirlington Road exit in to the creek below, according to Alexandra fire.

    The paramedic has been identified as 33-year-old Joshua Weissman, a 7-year veteran.

    Alexandria Medic Critically Injured During Rescue

    [DC] Alexandria Medic Critically Injured During Rescue
    An Alexandria paramedic was in critically condition Wednesday night after falling into a creek below I-395 during a rescue. Jackie Bensen has the report.
    (Published Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012)

    Weissman was taken to Washington Hospital Center. Alexandria's fire chief told News4's Jackie Bensen the paramedic is in critical condition.

    The incident caused significant traffic delays in both directions.  Alexandria fire is assisting Virginia State Police with the investigation.

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