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Ohio fire fighter seen on video being hit by car and flying 30 feet

By Mason White 1:33 PM March 29, 2013
Scene of the accident 

By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) A firefighter at an emergency scene was hit by car that sent him flying in the air but miraculously he survived, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The Ohio Fire Captain who was nearly killed by a car during an icy road pileup, survived the terrible ordeal, and it was all caught on camera. He was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday night.

Surprisingly, Captain Barry Cron suffered only minor injuries in the accident Tuesday in which the 21-year veteran of the Dayton Fire Department was launched like a rag doll across the interstate.

He was one of several officers already at the scene when a car almost crashed into a group of firefighters, according to images from the video.
Cron went to talk to the victim in the car when another vehicle, of which he was unaware, rammed right into them.

The father of three was thrown about 20 feet to 30 feet.
A Dayton police officer and two firefighters took Cron away from the pileup.

“He raised his arm at one point, but he never said anything,” the police officer said.
The victim in the first car was also taken to hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Dangerous driving conditions were accentuated by the little snow that had fallen during the night and made the road slippery.
“It was a very scary scene to see the fire fighter flying in the air. We are grateful that he did not suffer serious injuries and that he was already released from the hospital,” an emergency worker at the scene of the accident told

The pileup eventually involved a dozen cars.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view