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Jim Thorpe fire chief hit by truck

Published July 09. 2012 05:02PM

Jim Thorpe Fire Chief William "Bill" Diehm is in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, recovering from injuries after being struck by a delivery truck while he was directing traffic on Saturday.

The incident happened Saturday morning along Lentz Trail in Jim Thorpe.

Diehm was volunteering his time directing traffic for the Race Street Run when a delivery truck struck him.

According to reports, Diehm sustained numerous broken bones including a broken pelvis, broken arm and broken tail bone.

He is in the transitional trauma unit of the hospital.

No other details of the accident were available this morning.

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