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Injured Jonesboro Firefighter Loses Leg

MAY 5, 2004 - Posted at 1:59 p.m. CDT

 

JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro firefighter who was recovering from serious injuries he sustained in an accident while driving a firetruck on April 24 took an unexpected turn for the worse Tuesday night when doctors were forced to amputate one of his legs.

Firefighter Tim Rook was hurt when the special operations truck he was driving while on the way to a fire collided with a tractor-trailer rig.  Rook was trapped inside the vehicle and actually took control of the 'jaws of life' device to partially free himself.

Rook had undergone several surgeries since the accident and was recovering at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.  According to Fire Department Captain Alan Dunn, Rook was taken to Memphis Tuesday for another scheduled surgery at The Regional Medical Center.  Dunn says when doctors opened Rook's leg, they found the damage to be worse than expected and made the decision to amputate.

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