Firefighter injured when DWI suspect crashes car into fire station

A firefighter from HFD is in the hospital after a DWI suspect crashed into a fire station last night.

Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena visited the firefighter at the hospital overnight. Officials saythe firefighter suffered a head injury, possibly a concussion.

This happened at about 10 p.m. at Fire Station No. 18 just off Telephone Road near Lockwood in southeast Houston.

Officials say the accident could have been much worse since the suspected drunken driver crashed into the kitchen and lounge area of the fire station. And, moments before the crash, the room was full of firemen who had just cleared out after getting dispatched to a call.

The driver, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

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