Driver causes HPD chain reaction crash on Gulf Fwy in SE Houston

Posted on Monday, November 22nd, 2021 at 2:20 pm    

HOUSTON, TX — A woman was injured last Thursday morning when she crashed a car into an HPD cruiser on the Gulf Freeway near Houston’s Southbelt/Ellington area, reports Click2Houston.

Houston Police Department said the incident occurred on the northbound freeway near Beltway 8 on November 18, at around 1:45 a.m.

Authorities said officers were responding to the scene of a prior crash, where multiple right lanes had been closed to traffic. At one point, a woman crashed a silver Ford Fusion into an HPD cruiser, sending the cruiser spinning into another HPD car. The third car then hit a Harris County Sheriff’s Office pickup truck.

Houston Fire medics transported the woman to a nearby hospital with a few broken bones.

After a preliminary investigation, officers and deputies said they suspected the woman was intoxicated at the time of the crash. She may face charges of DWI and intoxicated assault.

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