Houston – Officers Struck and Injured by DUI Driver on North Eldridge Parkway
Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 11:05 am
The Houston Police Department is conducting an investigation regarding a suspected drunk driving incident on North Eldridge Parkway, Friday evening.
At around 11:30 p.m., local officers were dispatched to the intersection of North Eldridge Parkway and Clay Road after receiving a call reporting a crash. Based on a preliminary investigation, two deputy officers were assisting the transport of giant wooden crates to Seabrook when they were struck by a vehicle operated by a suspected intoxicated male driver.
Both deputies sustained injuries from the force of the impact. One officer was treated at the scene while the second officer was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. As per authorities, his injuries were considered to be minor. Their identification was not immediately released.
The driver was taken into custody. It was not confirmed if he was hurt.
Our sincerest sympathies to the victim of this unfortunate accident. We pray for their full recovery as we hope that the Houston Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
Drunk driving in Texas commonly result in a serious injury and sometimes, death. While accidents are fortuitous events that cannot be foreseen, they can be prevented if only drivers had simply put their complete attention on the road and taken their responsibility as drivers more seriously. This is why, despite conscious efforts by government to combat the increasing number of fatalities and injuries every year, crashes due to negligence is still on the rise.
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