Sweeny police chief airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital after being struck by vehicle


HOUSTON – Sweeny Police Chief John Barnard was flow by helicopter to a Houston hospital after being hit by a vehicle Saturday, DPS troopers said.

The incident was reported on FM 525 near State Highway 35 while Barnard was directing traffic and a car spun out and struck him.

Officials said he was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and expected to survive his injuries.

Editors note: A previous version reported that Barnard was hit by an 18-wheeler, but officials have corrected the information.

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