Impaired driver crashes into HFD ambulance outside fire station

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Sunday, November 22, 2020
Houston firefighters injured in ambulance crash with impaired driver
The crew was returning from a call Sunday morning. As they were backing into the station, an SUV slammed into the ambulance on Bellaire Boulevard.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Two firefighters were injured Sunday in a crash involving a Houston Fire Dept. ambulance and an SUV in southwest Houston.

It happened in front of HFD Station 51 in the 6900 block of Bellaire Boulevard near Bintliff Drive.

The firefighters were returning from a call and were backing into the fire station when the driver of an SUV crashed into the ambulance, according to Houston police.

The SUV driver was believed to have been impaired and was taken into custody, according to Houston police.

The firefighters' injuries were believed to be minor. Both were transported to a hospital as a precaution.

Station 51 houses an engine, ladder truck and an ambulance, according to Houston Fire Dept. records.