Houston Auto Accident Injures Officer
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
A Houston auto accident leaves a police officer injured after his motorcycle slams into the back of a pickup truck. The incident took place at approximately 10:45 AM on Thursday morning, January 14, 2010, southwest of the downtown Houston area.
According to Police Lt. Larry Satterwhite, both vehicles were westbound in the 1300 block of West Alabama when the accident occurred. A third car reportedly slowed to turn right into a driveway, causing the pickup truck to slow down in response. However, the police officer driving his motorcycle was unable to slow in time and rear-ended the pickup truck.
Rescue crews transported the male officer to a nearby hospital where he was treated for injuries sustained in the accident. The identity and condition of the officer were not made available. However, Satterwhite said that the officer was conscious.
There were no other injuries reported in the wreck.
Satterwhite indicated that it was raining at the time of the collision. However, it is unknown whether wet road conditions played a role in the accident.
Morning commuters were inconvenienced as crews had to shutdown West Alabama, which is close to the University of St. Thomas, to cleanup the accident scene.
The Houston accident is still under investigation by local authorities.