Man charged after paramedic, Davidson County ambulance hit by car in Lexington Walmart parking lot

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LEXINGTON, N.C. -- A paramedic suffered leg injuries Saturday when she and an ambulance were hit by a car in the Walmart parking lot at 160 Lowes Blvd. in Lexington, police say.

Nathan Fowler, 36, of Clemmons, was driving a black Mustang, hit the paramedic around 12:30 a.m. and pinned her between the ambulance and the Mustang, police say.

The Mustang crashed into the yellow cement barriers at the grocery side of Walmart, Fowler went into the store and was arrested in the sporting goods section after officers arrived.

Once in custody, police say Fowler was taken to Lexington Medical Center and a search warrant was taken for his blood.

He was charged with careless and reckless driving, driving while impaired, felony hit and run and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on emergency personnel.

The paramedic's name has not been released. She was taken to Lexington Medical Center before being flown to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem with severe leg injuries, police say.

The ambulance is damaged on the driver's side and the Mustang is seriously damaged.

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