A San Francisco firefighter is fighting for his life after he was struck by a hose line while responding to a fire in a high-rise building.
Matt Vann was standing near the hose on Spear Street when a bus was driving past him on Monday.
SPFD spokesman Lt. Jonathan Baxter said Vann was ‘inadvertently struck by that hose line, dropped to the ground, hitting his head’.
San Francisco firefighter Matt Vann is fighting for his life after he was struck by a hose line while responding to a fire in a high-rise building
It is believed the bus struck the hose, knocking it into Vann, although authorities are investigating the exact circumstances.
The bus did not have any passengers on board at the time and the hose appeared to be tangled underneath it afterwards.
The firefighter was left ‘unconscious and breathing’ after the shocking incident.
He was immediately rushed by his colleagues to San Francisco General Hospital.
Vann’s family and girlfriend have been notified, and officials are investigating the incident, Baxter said.
The firefighter was left ‘unconscious and breathing’ after the shocking incident and he remains in a critical condition in San Francisco General Hospital (pictured)
On Tuesday, the fire department released an update, saying Vann was still in a critical condition in hospital.
They said: ‘Although our beloved brother Firefighter Matthew Vann temporarily regained altered consciousness, he remains in critical condition.
‘Firefighter Vann has been employed since 2014, and is currently assigned to Engine 01.
‘Please keep him and his family in your prayers.’