Houston—Rear-End Crash on US 59 Injures Officer
Posted on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 2:04 am
A Houston police officer is recovering after getting involved in a car accident on US 59 Southwest Freeway, Saturday evening.
At around 10:00 p.m., local responders received a dispatch call regarding a crash US 59 near 288 South Freeway. As police officers investigate the initial crash, an SUV then struck the rear side of the patrol car, injuring the officer in the process.
The officer, whose name has yet to be released, sustained facial fractures and rib injuries. He was immediately taken to a local hospital by emergency crews. As per reports, the injured officer is recovering.
HPD is investigating the SUV driver. Further details surrounding the accident are very limited at this time.
The crash remains under investigation.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victims. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of both parties.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.
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