Harris County Pct. 5 deputy, day care van involved in crash in west Houston

HOUSTON – A Harris County Precinct 5 deputy is recovering after a crash Monday involving a day care van driver in west Houston. 

Deputies said the crash involving an Elena's Day Care van happened at about 6 a.m. in the intersection of Dairy Ashford and Memorial Drive.

Chief deputy Brian Harris said the deputy was responding to an emergency call, driving west on Memorial when the day care van driver traveling north on Dairy Ashford crashed into the deputy, whose lights and sirens were on.

Houston firefighters used a Jaws of Life to pull the deputy from the vehicle. Deputies said she was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover.

"They had to pry the vehicle do to get her, but during that process she was alert, she was conscious, she was able to speak with them which were excellent signs," Harris said.

The driver of the van was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. 

"If you look at the damage to the vehicles it's an absolute miracle that nobody is seriously hurt," Harris said.

A spokesperson for the day care said there were no children in the van.