Houston, TX (Aug. 18, 2022) – An officer with the Houston Police Department is in the hospital after being struck by an alleged intoxicated driver.
The incident, which happened in the 12800 block of s Post Oak Road, occurred at roughly 5 a.m. Thursday morning.
The officer was responding to a previous crash and was attempting to block a lane of traffic when he was struck. He was inside his vehicle, with the lights on, at the time of the crash.
Officials say the HPD officer was taken to a local hospital for injuries to his back and legs. Further details have yet to be released but they say he is expected to recover.
Responding officers determined on the scene that the driver who hit the HPD vehicle was impaired.
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Source: Fox 26