Houston—Officer Struck by Hit-and-run Driver on Interstate 45
Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 3:01 am
A Houston police officer sustained various injuries after getting hit by a driver on Interstate 45, a local news source reports.
According to initial reports, the officer pulled over an Infiniti Q35 on the southbound lanes of I-45 near Texas 242. During their interaction, the Infiniti driver reportedly sped off, hitting him in the process. The officer was then dragged for some distance before the vehicle completely ran away.
Local emergency crews rushed the police officer to a hospital. He sustained knee and possible back injuries but is currently in stable condition. His identification was not immediately released.
Fortunately, police officials have located the whereabouts of the hit-and-run suspect. He was then taken to Montgomery County Jail for unspecified charges.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.
Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.
Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.