A suspected drunken driver went through a road block and around two fire trucks before plowing into a medical helicopter at the scene of a separate accident early Sunday.
Glenn Livingston, 26, of Gallup, New Mexico, is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and other charges, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
The newspaper reported that the helicopter was at the scene of a rollover crash to transport a patient to a hospital. The barricade and fire trucks were set up to protect the helicopter while its crew worked to stabilize the patient and get him loaded up.
They had not yet loaded the patient when Livingston hit one of the fire trucks and the helicopter, the Journal reported.
All of the vehicles involved, including the helicopter, had to be towed from the scene.
KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reported that the victim in the initial crash was taken to a hospital by ambulance and is expected to recover.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.