Deputy, civilian taken to hospital after 3-vehicle accident in Humble

HUMBLE, Texas – A Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable and a driver are recovering in the Medical Center after the two were involved in a head-on collision in Humble Thursday evening.

A third car also was involved.

Investigators tell us that just after 7 p.m. the deputy was driving westbound on Will Clayton Parkway near Wilson Road.

They say as he was approaching Wilson another car that was traveling eastbound on Will Clayton somehow struck the deputy's car head-on.

On top of that, a vehicle behind the car that struck the deputy's also ran into the deputy's car after slowing down and hitting the brakes. The driver in that third car was not seriously injured but both the deputy and the driver who struck him were transported to the hospital.

"The deputy left here conscious and alert as did the female. But what we were concerned about was a closed head wound," Assistant Chief John Zitzmann said. "She was conscious, talking. We didn't want to take any chances. We got her on a helicopter and flew her to Hermann Hospital."

Deputies expected to have the accident cleared three hours after the collision. When the accident clears, they will reopen Will Clayton Parkway, which was shut down between Wilson Road and Atascocita Road.

Even though the two cars in the head-on collision were damaged badly both the deputy and the other driver are expected to fully recover from their injuries.

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