Perryville volunteer firefighter struck while directing traffic has died
4:31 PM, Nov 7, 2013
5:26 PM, Nov 7, 2013
PERRYVILLE, Md. - David Barr Sr., a Perryville volunteer firefighter who was hit by a car while directing traffic last month, died Thursday morning. He was 65.
Richard Brooks of the Cecil County Emergency Services Department confirmed that Barr passed away around 11:15 a.m. at Christiana Hospital in Delaware. Barr had been there since Oct. 25.
On that day, Barr was working as a fire police captain, managing the traffic around an accident on Route 40 near the Maryland 222 intersection when he got hit, rolled up on the hood of the car and laid on the highway with severe head injuries.
Brooks said Barr was a volunteer with the Waterwitch and Perryville fire companies after he retired. Before retirement he was a lieutenant for the federal fire services. Funeral arrangements have not been finalized. However, his family has asked for an official fire service funeral.
Barr's death represents just one of several incidents recently in which public safety workers have been injured after being struck by a vehicle while on the job. This includes Maryland State Police Trooper Jacqueline Kline, who suffered critical injuries while assisting on a traffic stop Oct. 6 in Glen Burnie.