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Soldiers come to aid of injured man near Mall

Thursday - 8/22/2013, 11:30am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The District of Columbia's fire chief is praising two Army sergeants who came to the aid of a man who was hit by a Metro bus near the National Mall.

The Washington Post ( ) reports that Sgts. John Russell and Brian Williams were jogging Wednesday morning when they tended to the man, who was bleeding from a badly broken leg and had a gash on his forehead.

Russell and Williams served together in Afghanistan and helped treat trauma patients there.

D.C. police are investigating the circumstances of the accident. A Metro spokeswoman says the jogger apparently ran into the street against a traffic light before the bus hit him.

Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe praised the soldiers' efforts and said the city is fortunate for having a "well-trained civilian population."


Information from: The Washington Post,

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