Texas police searching for hit-and-run driver that seriously injured firefighter

The firefighter was responding to a crash Wednesday morning when he was struck by a driver who then fled


By Laura French

EL PASO, Texas — A Texas firefighter was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday, and police are now searching for the driver who fled the scene.

The El Paso firefighter was responding to a crash at about 7 a.m. when he was struck by a truck or SUV, police said. Officials said they believe the vehicle has significant windshield damage and may be black in color, and are asking the public to contact authorities if they have any information about the hit-and-run.

A firefighter was seriously injured after being struck while responding to a crash scene in El Paso on Wednesday. Police are looking for the driver they say fled the scene. (Photo/Texas Department of Transportation)
A firefighter was seriously injured after being struck while responding to a crash scene in El Paso on Wednesday. Police are looking for the driver they say fled the scene. (Photo/Texas Department of Transportation)

The firefighter, whose name was not released, is in stable condition and was moved to the ICU, according to the El Paso Fire Department. The department said his condition had improved Thursday night and that he had a tracheal tube removed after passing a respiratory test.

 

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