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Woman hit by 2 vehicles after fleeing officers during undercover sting, police say

HOUSTON – A woman was hit by two vehicles Monday while fleeing officers who were conducting an undercover sting in southeast Houston, police said.

The crash was reported about 2 p.m. on the southbound side of the Interstate 45 Gulf Freeway feeder road near Howard Drive.

Cmdr. James Dale, of the Houston Police Department, said the woman had gotten into an undercover officer’s car in a parking lot while authorities were investigating a prostitution complaint.

Dale said the woman jumped out of the officer’s car before the officer had a chance to identify himself and began running across the feeder road.

Officers tried to stop traffic, but she was hit by two vehicles and suffered serious injuries, Dale said.

The woman, who was only identified as being in her early 20s, was taken to a hospital in Clear Lake for treatment and is expected to survive, Dale said.


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Aaron Barker

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.