2 Fort Worth officers hospitalized after patrol car hit by 3 18-wheelers
FORT WORTH, Texas - Two Fort Worth police officers were sent to the hospital on Thursday morning after their patrol car was hit by an 18-wheeler that lost control on the icy roads.
The officers were responding to an accident in the eastbound lanes of I-20, when they stopped to check on the vehicles, the patrol car was hit by the trailer of the jack-knifing 18-wheeler.
(Source: Fort Worth Police)
Only one officer was inside the vehicle at the time.
He got out of the car and avoided being hit by a second big rig, with the help of the second officer.
The pair then had to make their way to the median to avoid being hit by a third 18-wheeler, which also hit the cruiser.
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Both officers were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
"They are both great officers, I've worked hand-in-hand with them," said Officer Buddy Calzada. "The things that these guys see and do because they want to get out and serve our citizens are absolutely amazing."
One officer had a head injury and the other had an ankle injuriy.
Both officers were released from the hospital Thursday.