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Houston Patrol Car Struck Blocking for Wrecker, 2 HPD Officers Injured


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2 HPD officers hospitalized after suspected drunk driver crashes into patrol car blocking traffic

 

HOUSTON - Authorities have a suspected drunk driver behind bars Sunday for crashing into a police patrol vehicle blocking traffic in southwest Houston.

 

Preliminary details from the Houston Police Department is a call came in around 5:15 a.m. when an officer's patrol vehicle was on the right shoulder of the Gessner overpass on Southwest Freeway. The officer was reportedly blocking traffic for a wrecker driver towing a black Dodge pick-up truck. 

 

The officer's patrol car had its lights on when it was rear-ended by an unidentified driver in a red Ford Focus. We're told the wrecker driver and the driver of the red Ford were not injured, but the officer in the patrol car was said to have a concussion and a second officer had minor injuries. 

 

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Wishing the Officers well, it could have been the Tow Truck Operator and those with the vehicle. Sadly, instances such as this cause officers to not want to respond and place themselves in such danger. Thankfully our officers will respond as they know first hand just how dangerous some of these area can be.

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