CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — According to the City of Corpus Christi, a total of 10 first responders who were quarantined after responding to a two-vehicle crash on Gollihar Road Tuesday morning have returned to duty.
One of the drivers involved in the crash exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 and was tested. The first responders who were present at the scene were placed under quarantine until results came back Wednesday afternoon.
Results came back negative, and on Wednesday the first responders were allowed to return to duty.
The crash in question happened just before 7 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Ayers Street. Police said a driver was seen weaving through traffic traveling westbound when he lost control and crashed into an oncoming vehicle.
One driver was trapped and had to be extricated from their vehicle.
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The two drivers involved, a 24-year-old male and a female in her mid-20s, were both rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries; and according to the City, one of those patients fit the criteria for COVID-19 and was tested.
As a precaution, the City said all of the first responders who assisted in the rescue were quarantined and had their activity monitored. In all, four Corpus Christi Police Department officers and six Corpus Christi Fire Department firefighters were quarantined.
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