Two officers injured in serious accident

May 10, 2010 10:28:27 AM PDT
Two police officers were hurt in an early morning crash in southwest Houston. The officers were responding to a call just before 4am, when their patrol car collided with an SUV at Westpark and Tanglewilde. Two police officers in the patrol car were going westbound on Westpark when a blue Ford Escape going eastbound turned in front of the cruiser, T-boning it.

According to officials, the officers did not have their lights or sirens running when they went through the intersection. It's not clear who had the green light at this point.

Firefighters removed the officers from their patrol unit. Both were taken away by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital. According to HPD spokesperson Victor Senties, one officer appears to have a broken arm, and possibly some cracked ribs, but neither has life-threatening injuries.

One eyewitness told Eyewitness News that the driver of the SUV was on his way to pick up his girlfriend who works at a nearby club. He had a two-year-child in the vehicle with him. Fortunately, neither of them was hurt. The SUV driver did pass all sobriety tests.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Westpark were closed while the investigation was underway. All lanes have since reopened.


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