Officer, prisoner injured when taxi hits police cruiser

HOUSTON – A Houston police officer and the prisoner he was transporting were injured Monday night when a taxicab crashed into the officer’s cruiser, authorities said.

The crash was reported about 10 p.m. at the intersection of Chenevert and Commerce streets.

Houston police said an officer was traveling north on Chenevert Street while taking a prisoner to a jail facility. They said witnesses indicated that a taxicab ran a red light and slammed into the cruiser.

The officer and prisoner suffered minor injuries in the crash, police said, and the cab driver was not injured.

It was not immediately clear if the cab driver was ticketed.

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