Volunteer firefighter recovering after being hit by car in Seneca, driver charged

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Tim Murphy (Photo: Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department)

OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A volunteer firefighter is recovering after he was hit by a car in Seneca on Friday night.

Tim Murphy (Photo: Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department)

The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. as the Corinth- Shiloh firefighter, Tim Murphy, was directing traffic for a two- car accident on Old Clemson Highway and Corinth Street, fire department officials said.

According to troopers, driver Tammy Savel was traveling west on Old Clemson Highway and struck the firefighter.

Savel was charged with driving too fast for conditions, according to SCHP.

The firefighter was transported to a hospital in Greenville with non life-threatening injuries, troopers said.

Fire department officials shared in a Facebook post on Saturday that Murphy is being treated for multiple injuries, but remains in good spirits.

Last night at approximately 7 pm Tim Murphy, one of our firefighters, was hit by a vehicle while on scene of a motor…

Posted by Corinth-Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, September 21, 2019

“This will be a long recovery for him, but we know Tim and he will bounce back,” officials said in the post.

We’ll continue to update this story. Check back for updates.

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