MOUNT DORA, Fla. – A Lake County firefighter-emergency medical technician has sued an 84-year-old woman whose home she responded to on a May 2005 call.
Jennifer Roland seeks unspecified damages of more than $15,000 in her lawsuit, which was filed a year ago. Roland claims she hurt her back and neck when a fire engine's front wheel broke through a septic tank lid at Elizabeth Baker's home.
Messages left for attorneys on the case were not immediately returned Saturday evening.
Roland is not the first emergency responder to pursue legal action after an emergency call.
Last year, a central Florida police officer sued a family after she slipped and fell in their home while trying to rescue a boy who nearly drowned. The officer dropped her lawsuit and was fired.