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.
The attached media release is in reference to an Intoxication Assault arrest where the suspect struck an Irving Firefighter at an accident scene. Please keep the firefighter and the @Irving_Fire in your prayers. pic.twitter.com/2mLKm2IP1i— Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) December 6, 2020