Authorities say it happened Sunday around 11 p.m. along the Gulf Freeway. Firefighters were in the 9400 block of the Gulf Freeway blocking traffic while they worked to clear a crash when the HFD truck was hit by a driver in a BMW.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office said the driver of the BMW did not appear to be intoxicated, but it is believed they were distracted.
"This one may not have had drugs or alcohol but the end game is still the same, someone you love is seriously hurt," Sean Teare with the Harris County District Attorney's office said. "Four firefighters almost didn't go home to their families on Father's Day because someone was too tired, distracted or intoxicated. Any of those things are unacceptable. Don't do it."
The 15-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but she is expected to survive.
Truly Blessed tonight that 4 @HoustonFire FFs transported to @memorialhermann are doing well after their fire truck was struck by inattentive driver as they worked an MVA on the 9400 Block of Gulf Fwy@HoustonTX, 🚨Please slow down! Watch for pedestrians and emergency crews🚨 pic.twitter.com/b7AAwx0P6M— Chief Samuel Peña (@FireChiefofHFD) June 22, 2020