Houston, TX (January 2, 2020) – A Houston Police Department deputy was taken to the hospital this morning after he was struck by a car on the East Freeway.
The crash happened just before 4:00 a.m. near Lockwood when police officers were blocking two westbound lanes of traffic in an effort to fill in a pothole. During this time, a driver collided with the side of one of their police cruisers, injuring one of the officers.
The patrol car was struck from behind and the officer suffered serious injuries in the accident. He was promptly transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. He has not been identified to the public at this time.
The driver, who was only identified as female, sustained minor injuries in the crash and was also transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Her name has not been released.
No further information is available concerning this injury accident in Houston. We would like to offer our thoughts to everyone involved.
An investigation is currently underway.
Houston Traffic Accidents
Car accidents in Houston and across the state of Texas happen thousands of times per year, causing injuries to thousands of people and taking the lives of thousands more. In 2018, one person lost their life every two hours and 24 minutes in Texas due to a Texas car accident. One person sustained injuries approximately every two minutes and seven seconds, and a reportable accident took place every 58 seconds.
Being injured in an accident in Texas can be a nerve-wracking and painful experience. You may be faced with debilitating pain and suffering depending on the circumstances of your accident. In the event that you are under the impression that your crash was caused by the negligence of another person, contacting a Houston personal injury attorney may be your best bet in order to receive full and fair financial compensation.
Financial compensation in a negligently caused car accident can be collected for economic and non-economic damages such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium, among others. If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash in Texas, contact the law office of Williams Hart & Boundas in order to be connected with a reputable and skilled car accident attorney in Houston. An attorney will be able to inform you of your legal right toward the collection of just financial compensation to cover any damages that you may have dealt with due to your recent crash. Call our law firm at 713-999-6945 as soon as possible in order to inquire about collecting financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
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