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Firefighter hit by suspected drunk driver still in ICU

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A North Charleston firefighter hit by a suspected drunk driver while working another accident, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at MUSC this morning.

Engineer Darin Kingery has already endured several surgeries, including the amputation of his right leg, below the knee.

"He is now conscious and beginning to speak", NCFD spokesperson Bianca Sancic wrote in a press release Tuesday. "Darin's family remains at his side during this long recovery".

Kingery, along with several other emergency workers and bystanders were at the scene of a wreck on Ashley Phosphate Rd. on June 8.  Police say, a drunk Felix Garcia-Romero swerved across all lanes, avoiding a roadblock and hit seven people at the scene.

Garcia-Romero is charged with DUI, and driving without insurance or a license. 

Donations to assist the family can be made at any First Federal Bank location in Darin Kingery's name.   

 

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