Firefighter remains critical after motorcycle crash

Hector Sieglie fights for life at Ryder Trauma Center


MIAMI – A steady stream of Miami firefighters visited the Ryder Trauma Center Monday to comfort the family of Hector Seiglie, a 22-year veteran of the department, who was critically injured in a motorcycle crash Monday morning.

"We'd like to see him recover and get well and he has our support," said fellow firefighter R. Iglesias.

At around 6 a.m., the 51-year-old father of three was riding his motorcycle to Fire Station #5, a dive team station.

"He was driving into work this morning and a truck turned left into him on Dixie Highway and 22nd Avenue," said Seiglie's brother, David Seiglie.

David Seiglie told Local 10 his brother was wearing a helmet, but the collision knocked him unconscious and he suffered severe internal injuries.

Hector Seiglie's eldest son and sister asked for prayers and a quick recover for a man who is known to be a bit of a daredevil and adrenaline junkie.

"He's loving," his brother said. "He loves to try new things and he's just a great guy."

His family says Seiglie loves being a firefighter and helping other people. He is a master diver who has spent two decades saving other people's lives. Ironically, he's now fighting for his own life.

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