Texas firefighter working crash scene severely injured when struck by wrong-way driver

The driver who struck the 30-year-old Irving firefighter was charged with 'intoxication assault'


IRVING, Texas -- An Irving firefighter was hospitalized Saturday morning after being struck by a wrong-way driver while working a crash scene.

Fire crews were reportedly working at the scene of a vehicle crash on Highway 183 at 3:45 a.m., when a driver drove into the crash scene, police told CBSDFW.com.

The vehicle struck a 30-year-old Irving firefighter, who was taken to a hospital for treatment of "severe injuries," CBS reported.

The driver, 23-year-old Yajaira Estrada Calderon, was arrested for intoxication assault, according to the police.

 

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