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Police Officer Injured in Houston Car Accident

Posted on May 28, 2009

A police officer was critically injured in a car accident in Houston after two vehicles slammed into his patrol car.  Officer Lloyd Morrison II had surgery for his injuries and remains in critical, but stable condition.

Kese Smith, Houston Police spokesman, said that the police officer “responded well” to surgery, but Smith would not give any other information about the procedure.

Officer Morrison’s patrol car was hit by two different vehicles on Saturday morning, which left him pinned against a fire truck on the Gulf Freeway.  He sustained broken legs and serious injuries to his right arm.  According to Smith, “the extent of his injuries are going to require extensive rehabilitation.”

Morrison had responded to a single car accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 45 at Cullen at 3:30 AM Saturday.  His patrol car was hit by 28-year-old Moroof Kareem.  When Morrison got out of his vehicle to assess the damage, he was hit by 22-year-old Richard Sandoval, which pinned Morrison against a fire truck at the scene of the first crash.

Kareem was charged with DUI and posted $500 bond.  Sandoval will be charged with intoxication assault.

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