Lexington, N.C. – A paramedic was hurt after she was pinned against an ambulance by a car in the parking lot of a Walmart on Saturday morning, according to reports.
The paramedic, 29-year-old Heather Haynes, had gotten out of the ambulance and was pinned by a man driving a Mustang.
The Dispatch newspaper reports the driver, 36-year-old Nathan Fowler, was charged with careless and reckless driving, DWI, hit and run and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on emergency personnel.
Haynes suffered serious lower leg injuries and was sent to the local hospital and was then airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Police tell the newspaper Haynes underwent surgery and at last check was in serious condition but improving.
The newspaper reports Fowler, the man in the Mustang, allegedly drove into the cement barriers blocking the Walmart after the initial crash.
Fowler was taken into custody in the sporting goods section. Fowler was taken to the hospital as well, according to the report.
The incident remains under investigation.