Branson Firefighter Struck by Car in Springfield, Seriously Injured

Two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle along I-44 near Springfield on Saturday. One pedestrian suffered minor injuries, with another suffering severe injuries.

The individual who suffered serious injuries is Branson Fire Marshal Dennis Brunner. Brunner and the other pedestrian were changing a tire when a truck traveling along the highway struck them.

According to the city of Branson, Brunner is expected to recover despite the severity of his injuries.

Branson Fire and Rescue would like to remind all drivers to slow down and move over when approaching an emergency vehicle, or any vehicle, that is parked on the side of the road.

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