Texas: Houston fire truck hit while blocking highway

A driver slammed into a Houston fire truck that was on the scene of a three-car crash Saturday morning, causing the North Freeway to be shut down for a few hours, officials said. The incident started around 3:30 a.m., when a drunk driver hit the back end of another car traveling northbound on Interstate 45 North Freeway, eventually causing both cars to strike another vehicle and hit the inside of a concrete guard wall, authorities said.

While Houston firefighters and police were working the crash scene, a man driving a pick-up truck also slammed into a Houston fire truck that was blocking lanes of traffic.

The driver of the pick-up truck was taken into custody because police found narcotics and weapons inside his car. He was also taken downtown to be tested for drunk driving.

The driver who caused the initial three-car wreck was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

The northbound lanes of the freeway were shut down for about three hours, officials said.

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