HCSO: Deputy injured in crash during pursuit in west Harris County

The deputy was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.
The deputy was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A Harris County Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a crash while pursuing a suspect early Saturday morning, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened around 12:45 a.m. near the intersection of the Interstate 10 Frontage Road and Fry road in west Harris County.

The deputy was pursuing a suspect in the area. When he made a u-turn at the intersection, another vehicle struck his patrol car.

The deputy suffered injuries to his leg and cut to his face caused by glass. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment, HCSO Capt. J. Shannon said.

The civilian who struck the deputy’s patrol car did not sustain any injuries in the crash.

The suspect the deputy had been pursuing was stopped and taken into custody by another deputy later that morning, Shannon said.

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