HPD officer injured after driver strikes patrol vehicle on East Freeway

A Houston police officer was injured overnight after a driver struck his patrol vehicle on the East Freeway, according to the Houston Police Department.
A Houston police officer was injured overnight after a driver struck his patrol vehicle on the East Freeway, according to the Houston Police Department.

HOUSTON – A Houston police officer was injured overnight after a driver struck his patrol vehicle on the East Freeway, according to the Houston Police Department.

Officials said the accident occurred while the officer was stationary in his patrol vehicle blocking a pothole on the East Freeway near Lockwood. TxDOT was scheduled to repair the pothole later Saturday morning.

A civilian vehicle traveling westbound on the freeway rear-ended the officer’s patrol vehicle.

The officer suffered a laceration to his head and was transported to a hospital in the Texas Medical Center for treatment.

The civilian driver showed no signs of impairment, according to investigators.

No charges have been filed in this incident.

TxDOT repaired the pothole and all westbound lanes on the East Freeway near Lockwood have reopened.


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