Garfield firefighter Victoria Kovacs injured by bottle thrown at fire truck by vandals

Garfield police say a volunteer firefighter suffered an eye injury when a bottle was thrown at her engine, shattering the glass window. (3/31/14)

GARFIELD - Garfield police say a volunteer firefighter suffered an eye injury when a bottle was thrown at her engine, shattering the glass window. 

The incident occurred on Palisades Avenue Friday night as the truck was responding to a burning smell at a nearby store.

A group of six to seven teenagers reportedly fled the scene shortly after the bottle was thrown.

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"It could be more serious, one of us could have lost eyesight or been hurt," says injured firefighter Victoria Kovacs. "If it hit the driver we could have tipped over and could have been more serious."

Kovacs is expected to make a full recovery.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Garfield police.

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