Lubbock Firefighter Struck By Driver Who Disregarded Emergency Vehicles
On Friday, July 8th, a Lubbock man was arrested after he disregarded emergency vehicles and struck a Lubbock Firefighter.
KAMC News reports that emergency crews were responding to a crash in the 5200 block of 50th Street. This was a bit before 11 p.m. Emergency vehicles were at the scene with their lights on.
An officer with Lubbock Police says that he saw a Ford Explorer driving westbound through the intersection at 50th Street and Slide Road, disregarding the emergency vehicles. A firefighter in uniform walked in front of the vehicle and raised his arms in an attempt to get the driver to stop, but the driver struck the firefighter on the elbow with his vehicle. The firefighter slapped his hands on the hood of the vehicle but the driver kept going.
The officer then followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the 5400 block of 50th Street. The driver, identified as 41-year-old Jeremy Boyd, was arrested and transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center on charges of assaulting a public servant and passing an emergency vehicle.