A Houston Police officer crashed his cruiser into another vehicle while responding to a call on Houston’s west side late Monday night. According to police reports, the officer did have his lights and sirens when he struck a woman who was driving an SUV. The female driver allegedly failed to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle. There were no serious injuries reported in the crash, however, both vehicles had heavy damage. Also damaged in the crash was a turn signal at the intersection. The crash caused the light to flash for several hours until it could be repaired. Accidents involving emergency service vehicles can happen for any number of reasons. When a new driver goes through driver’s education, one of the lessons taught is how to safely share the road with emergency vehicles. Emergency crews also have certain procedures in place in order to insure that the safety of everyone. Emergency workers such as police, fire and ambulance drivers want to get to their calls safely and quickly. Emergency vehicles also have the potential to be in or even the cause of accidents. Such accidents may include driving at excessive speeds, reckless driving, inadequate training, hazardous weather conditions and driver distraction. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving any type of emergency services vehicle, give our offices a call. When dealing with services that are run by city or municipalities, quick action is the key. With such accidents, there are definite time limitations as to when someone can file a claim against a City, County, State or even Federal Government entity. That is why having an experienced legal professional on your side is your best course of action. We have years of experience in the Texas legal system and we can help you recover the medical costs, the costs of repairs for damages to your vehicle, insurance hassles, and pain and suffering to get you the compensation that you deserve. We are here to help you. Your initial consultation is confidential, free, and without any obligation to you.