Pasadena, California Firefighter Struck by Suspected Drunk Driver at Incident Scene
Three-Year Veteran in Stable Condition, Driver Arrested

Updated: 12-11-2005 04:01:31 PM

Launa Wilson, a three-year veteran of the force, was at South Los Robles Avenue and Glenarm Street about 11:35 last night when she was hit, said Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to the area in response to reports by residents of a broken fire hydrant, which turned out to be a malfunctioning sprinkler system on the landscaped center divider, said Pasadena police Lt. Eric Mills.

While attending to the sprinkler system, firefighters noticed exposed wires and called for help from a public works crew, Mills said.

As they waited for public works staff to arrive, the firefighter was struck by the suspected intoxicated driver, who was arrested at the scene. The motorist's name was not immediately released