Houston Auto Accident Injures 2 Police Officers
Posted on May 11, 2010
A Houston auto accident involving two vehicles leaves two officers injured after their patrol car is struck by a sport utility vehicle (SUV). The incident took place at approximately 4:00 AM on Monday morning, May 10, 2010, at the intersection of Westpark and Tanglewilde.
According to the Houston Police Department, the patrol car was traveling westbound on Westpark when the driver of a blue Ford Escape, heading eastbound, turned into the path of the officer’s vehicle. The officers were responding to a call but did not appear to have their lights or sirens on at the time of the collision.
Rescue crews had to remove the officers from their patrol car. They were both transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where they were treated for injuries sustained in the accident. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening, however, one of the officers may have suffered a broken arm and some cracked ribs. Officials have not released their identities.
Fortunately, the unidentified driver of the SUV and his two-year-old passenger were not injured in the wreck.
The Houston car accident is still under investigation by local authorities. According to reports, the driver of the SUV passed a sobriety test.
This is an unfortunate incident and we wish all the victims a speedy recovery during this difficult time.