DALLAS - A wrong-way driver hit another car head on early Wednesday morning in southeast Dallas.
The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on the Military Parkway bridge over South Buckner Boulevard. A gold Mercedes was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of Military Parkway and crashed into a Saturn.
Two people in the Saturn were hurt. Rescuers cut a 19-year-old male driver out of the car. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. His 23-year-old female passenger suffered only minor injuries, but was also taken to the hospital for an evaluation because she is pregnant.
Police believe the driver of the Mercedes, 27-year-old Edwardo Rodarte-Ortiz, was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. He was arrested for intoxication assault.
Rodarte-Ortiz was booked into Lew Sterrett Jail after being treated for minor injuries.