HOUSTON – Two Houston Fire Department personnel suffered minor injuries Sunday morning after a suspected drunk driver struck their vehicle outside a fire station on Bellaire Boulevard, according to Houston police.
The crash occurred outside Houston Fire Station 51, located in the 6900 block of Bellaire Boulevard near Bintliff Drive.
At approximately 7:05 a.m., two emergency medical technicians were returning to Houston Fire Station 51 in an HFD ambulance following a call when a civilian driving westbound on Bellaire Boulevard broadsided the marked HFD vehicle.
Both HFD employees were transported to an area hospital as a precaution, according to police.
Officers evaluated the driver and determined he was impaired, according to police. The driver was detained at the scene.