Two Women Injured In Police Cruiser Car Accident
A Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was hurt in a collision in North Harris County over the weekend.
KHOU Channel 11 in Houston reports that at approximately 8:05 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, a driver failed to yield the right of way to a police cruiser.
According to Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, Deputy D. Cheek, a patrol vehicle was traveling eastbound on Hopper Road in the 2000 block of Hopper Road near Adeline Westfield when the crash occurred.
A Chevrolet Equinox was traveling westbound on Hopper Road. According to Deputy Cheek, both vehicles had a green light. The driver of the westbound Equinox attempted a left turn at the intersection and was then struck by the patrol cruiser.
There were two occupants in the Equinox, a 27-year-old female and a 23-year-old female. Both women were transported to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The Harris County Sheriff’s deputy, who was on his way to respond to an earlier fatal DUI crash, was taken to Houston Northwest Hospital with minor injuries. He is expected to be ok.
Investigators say that there was no sign of possible impairment by alcohol or drugs.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says that the accident is still under investigation, and there will be substantial video evidence available about what led up to the crash.
“We’ll be able to look at the deputy’s dash camera to verify everything as well as roadway evidence,” Deputy Cheek said.