Firefighter identified as Good Samaritan struck by car on I-95

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A firefighter has been identified as the Good Samaritan who was struck by a car while trying to help another motorist who was involved in a crash on I-95.

A firefighter has been identified as the Good Samaritan who was struck by a car while trying to help another motorist who was involved in a crash on I-95 in Tinicum Township, Delaware County.

The incident occurred around 5:00 a.m. Sunday in the southbound lanes of the highway between Rt. 291 and Rt. 420 (exit 10 and exit 9).

The victim is identified as Daniel Callaway.

Chief Chad Ingrim, of the Wilmington Manor Fire Company, says Callaway was on his way to work when he saw the accident and pulled over to help.

Police say the driver of an SUV crashed into the disabled car, pushing the vehicle into Calloway.

The driver of the striking vehicle did stop at the scene.

A man exiting his car to help another motorist who was involved in a crash was struck by a passing vehicle on I-95 in Tinicum Township.



Callaway was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center where he underwent surgery and has been upgraded to serious condition.

No other injuries were reported.



Callaway is a longtime volunteer firefighter at the Belvedere Fire Company in Newport, Delaware where serves as a lieutenant.

He was recently hired as career EMT firefighter with Wilmington Manor Fire Company which is also in Delaware.

"As soon as I was notified by my career staff supervisor, I responded to Crozer Hospital to be with Dan's friends and family and to offer any assistance that I could on behalf of our fire company," said Chief Ingram.

Callaway's family and fellow firefighters are pulling for him.

"Dan is an all-around great guy. When I received the call this morning, notifying me of the incident this morning, I was not a bit surprised that Dan would have stopped to help anybody in need," said Chief Ingram.

Meantime, the Belvedere Fire Company was set to promote Calloway to 2nd assistant chief next Saturday.

The fire chief there says they will hold the position for however long it takes for Callaway to recover.

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