Crash involving METRO police unit shuts down outbound lanes on NW Freeway

Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

HOUSTON – A crash involving a METRO police unit has shut down the outbound lanes on the Northwest Freeway Friday, police said.

Police said the crash happened around 2:10 a.m. on Highway 290 and Barker Cypress.

According to investigators, a vehicle hit the METRO police unit while the METRO officer was assisting in traffic control.

Officers said both drivers were transported to the hospital.

The driver that hit the METRO unit was possibly intoxicated, police said.

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