Houston, TX – Police Officer Injured in Crash on Southwest Freeway near Kirby Exit

Feb 1, 2021 | Houston, TX Traffic Accidents

Houston, TX (January 31, 2021) – A police officer in Houston was hospitalized with injuries after his involvement in an accident with a suspected drunk driver. The crash occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 31. 

Sources indicate that the collision occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway in the vicinity of the Kirby exit. The factors contributing to the crash are currently under investigation. 

The officer was working to block traffic for a stalled car on the freeway when a speeding Camaro collided with his patrol car. The police officer, who has not been identified at this time, suffered injuries in the collision. 

He was transported to a nearby hospital via ambulance for treatment. It was later learned that the Camaro’s driver was an intoxicated minor. They were arrested at the scene of the accident and charged with a DUI, according to reports. 

A Houston police officer was taken to the hospital early Sunday morning after he was involved in a crash with a suspected intoxicated minor, officials said.

Our thoughts are with the injured officer in hopes of a full recovery. 

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Houston, TX - Police Officer Injured in Crash on Southwest Freeway near Kirby Exit

Traffic accidents in Houston happen every single day, multiple times per day. Houston is one of the most heavily populated areas in the United States, which may be a contributing factor to why so many traffic accidents take place there. In 2018, someone was injured by a traffic accident in Houston approximately once every two minutes. This is equal to an injury being sustained about 12 times per day. 

Being injured in an accident in Texas can be a nerve-wracking and painful experience. You may, after the fact, 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 for your injuries. 

Financial compensation in a car crash caused by negligence may 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. 

Our personal injury law firm works on a contingency fee basis which means you pay nothing unless you are awarded financial compensation. 

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