Officer, 1 Other Injured in Houston, TX, I-10 Rear-end Accident
Houston, TX -- January 26, 2017, a police officer and another driver were injured following an accident on I-10 where a vehicle crashed into a traffic stop.
Emergency services responded to the accident scene around 6:00 a.m. It happened near the intersection of I-10 and Holland Avenue in the eastbound lanes of the interstate.
According to police investigations, the officer had pulled over a vehicle onto the shoulder of the highway for unknown reasons. While the officer was still in his vehicle, a pickup on the roadway reportedly lost control passing the accident scene. A Ford Taurus had to swerve to the side to avoid the pickup, causing it to crash into the back of the police cruiser and the other vehicle.
As a result of the collision, both the officer and the driver of the Ford sustained non-life-threatening injuries. They were both taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment.
At this time, authorities have not indicated how the pickup lost control or if that driver was stopped. No further information is currently available.
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