Firefighter attacked while responding to SE Houston gas station incident

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston firefighter was attacked overnight while he was trying to help after an incident at a gas station, police said.

It happened on Old Spanish Trail near Scott around 10 p.m. Friday and began when a driver ran over a gas station employee, according to Houston police.

The driver was in a Honda Accord and left the employee seriously injured when they ran them down. The employee was expected to survive.

When first responders arrived, police said that's when the driver assaulted a firefighter.

"It looks like he was also trying to fight some of these people after the initial assault happened," Sgt. David Rose said.

The driver faces at least one charge of assaulting a public servant.
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