Fort Bend County deputy recovering after being hit by DWI driver, officials say
RICHMOND, Texas – A driver is in custody after a deputy-involved crash in Richmond, officials said.
Fort Bend County Deputy Crystal Schooler was out of her vehicle investigating a suspicious person on the 11000 block of Harlem Road near the Grand Parkway at 1:15 a.m. Saturday.
Investigators said a driver hit the deputy's vehicle, knocking it into her and the person she was questioning.
According to officials, the deputy reportedly has a concussion and a fractured tibia.
Deputies said the person she was speaking to suffered minor injuries.
The driver was arrested for a DWI.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Monday posted a message from Schooler:
“First and foremost I would like to thank God for watching over me. I'm truly blessed and grateful to be alive.
“I would like to thank everyone for all the text messages, calls and visits. To my FBCSO family, thank you so much for the love and support. I truly appreciate y'all going the extra mile in my time of need. I feel happy knowing that y'all will have my back with whatever may come.
“I would like to thank Sugar Land P.D., Stafford P.D., Missouri City P.D, and Houston P.D. for assisting the FBCSO with providing a police escort all the way to Memorial-Hermann Hospital – The Medical Center due to Life Flight not being available.
I also would like to thank Fort Bend County EMS and Fire for their support and help in my time of need. As well, I would like to thank the nurses and doctors of Memorial-Hermann Hospital – The Medical Center for their treatment and care.
“I also appreciate all of the flowers and cards I have received. To my family and friends, I appreciate the love and support you have given me. I also appreciate the citizens of Fort Bend County and surrounding areas who have been outpouring their support for me in this situation.
“Last but not least, a special thank you to my husband for being by my side this whole time. I hope to have a speedy recovery and get back to work as soon as I can. Much love.”
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