Houston – Officer Injured in Big Rig Crash on Katy Freeway
Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 4:05 am
A Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy sustained injuries after a big-rig collision on Katy Freeway near Mason Road, Wednesday morning.
According to initial reports, the crash took place along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 when a deputy was assisting a traffic stop. A preliminary investigation shows that an 18-wheeler truck careened off the main lane and slammed into the front end of the patrol vehicle. The force of the impact pushed the vehicle into a concrete barrier.
Fortunately, the officer was able to dodge out of the way of the big rig. However, he injured his elbow in the process. His injuries were considered minor.
No other injuries were reported at the moment.
Local authorities are still determining what caused the accident.
An investigation is underway.
We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the injured victim. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. We strongly believe that the Houston Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
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