Two first responders in Frisco were injured during a Saturday morning medical response after a driver struck an ambulance, a local association reported.
According to the Frisco Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 3732, two of its members were responding to a medical emergency at around 2 a.m. Saturday. They were struck by a driver who was later arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the Frisco Police department confirmed.
The Frisco Fire Department confirmed that the incident happened at the intersection of Independence Parkway and Rolater Road.
The Frisco Fire Department’s Medic 8 vehicle was flipped on its side, the association stated. The two members were taken to a hospital for minor injuries and were discharged home to recover.
Keith Gall, battalion chief of administrative services with the Frisco Fire Department, said as of Monday, one member had returned to work while the other remained at home resting.
“Our members are used to responding to incidents like these but when it involves our brothers, it reminds us all the dangerous job we do,” the association stated.
This story has been updated to include information from the Frisco Fire Department and the Frisco Police Department.