WACO, Texas – Police confirmed a paramedic pushed his partner to safety before being struck by oncoming traffic.
Rory Barros, 31, an East Texas Medical Center paramedic was struck and critically injured early Saturday morning at an accident scene.
He remained in intensive care Thursday at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco. A dashcam video confirms he appears to push his partner out of danger just moments before a vehicle struck him. Police are not releasing the video, but confirmed its contents with KWTX.
Barros underwent an eight-hour surgery that stretched into the night Tuesday and faces additional operations during what officials say will be a long recovery.
“Since we have fixed his pelvis, our main concern now is his skin,” said his wife, Amy
“The force of the car slamming into my husband caused severe injuries to his skin, muscle and soft tissues all along the left side of his body. Some of his skin will heal, but some of it will not,” Barros’ wife Amy said.
Alec Nava, the driver of the car, was arrested for intoxication assault on a public servant and driving without a valid license.
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