Early Tuesday morning was a bad time for a Dallas firefighter that was hurt while responding to an accident involving a suspected drunken driver.
According to police, the accident took place around 3 o’clock in the morning on the northbound Highway 75 near Coit Road in Dallas.
The event started when a crash was reported involving an injured person. When the emergency responders arrive, they were not able to find an accident at the scene, but answered to an unrelated incident of a female who was stranded on the side of the road.
As the police were talking to the woman, a car operated by a suspected drunken driver plowed into a patrol car that was parked along the shoulder of the highway with its lights activated.
Fortunately, no one was hurt in that crash’ although, there were two people were injured in another crash about 10 minutes later.
A pickup truck hit a Dallas Fire Rescue ladder truck that was set up to block or protect the damaged vehicles from oncoming traffic. Due to the crash, a firefighter and the driver of the pickup were hurt. They were immediately transported to the hospital and currently their conditions are unknown.
The suspected drunken driver was identified as 32-year-old John Bryson. He was arrested for causing the crash. However, the driver of the second crash was not arrested and filed charges..
Due to the accidents, there were oil spills along the road so all lanes of traffic on the highway were shut down as the emergency crew cleared the area. After three hours, the police open all the lanes for traffic..
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