DWI Driver Accused Of Striking Firefighter On The Scene
The men and women who work for our emergency services of police, fire, and first responders have a vital job to do. Their work is essential and saves lives on an almost daily basis. When someone gets behind the wheel after drinking, they endanger themselves and put the lives of every person they share the road with at risk.
NBC in Dallas – Fort Worth reports that a wrong-way driver who is suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol struck a firefighter who was responding to an earlier accident along State Highway 183 on Sunday morning.
Officials say that the crash happened on December 6th at approximately 3:45 a.m. while emergency crews were cleaning up a five-vehicle impact in which there were life-threatening injuries.
The driver has been identified as 23-year-old Yajaira Estrada Calderon of Arlington. Police say that Calderon drove her 20156 Dodge Challenger eastbound in the freeway’s westbound lanes when she struck Aaron Donohue, one of the firefighters who had responded to the earlier crash.
Paramedics took the 30-year-old firefighter to Parkland Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered in the crash. Donahue was reported to have suffered severe injuries.
Police said in a statement that Calderon was confused as to where she was immediately following the accident. She later admitted to officers at the scene that she had consumed two alcoholic drinks containing tequila three to four hours before the crash. I arrested her at the scene on the charge of intoxication assault.
The crash is currently under investigation.