IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An Irving firefighter was hospitalized Saturday morning after he was hit by a wrong-way driver while working a crash scene, police said.

Police said crews were in the westbound lanes of the 3100 block of Highway 183 at around 3:45 a.m., and the freeway was shut down due to a crash.

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According to police, a driver was going eastbound on the freeway and drove into the crash scene, hitting the 30-year-old firefighter.

The firefighter was taken to a hospital, where he is being treated for severe injuries. Police said he has been with the fire department for four and a half years.

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Police said the driver, identified as 23-year-old Yajaira Estrada Calderon, was arrested for intoxication assault.

(Source: Irving Police Department)

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