ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - An Atlanta firefighter is undergoing surgery after a dangerous accident Sunday on Interstate 85.
The accident happened on I-85 northbound near Cleveland Avenue and blocked all lanes of traffic.
Officials say 47-year-old Sgt. Darrow Harden was helping a driver injured in an overturned vehicle when a 2009 Pontiac G-5 lost control and slammed into him.
The impact amputated Harden's left leg and injured his right. Medics rushed the injured firefighter to Grady Memorial Hospital, where doctors began immediate surgery.
#ATL Firefighters await updates about one of thier own who's undergoing surgery inside @GradyHealth after being involved in an accident while responding to a emergency on the interstate @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/HQVCHgIwWT— matt stringer (@stringerFOX5) May 12, 2019
Multiple officers and other fire crew members gathered at the hospital to wait for updates.
Monday, fire officials said Harden is stable and recovering. He is a seven-year veteran of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.
An investigation into the accident is underway. Charges are pending against the driver.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help with Harden's recovery expenses.