HPD officer injured in wreck in SE Houston

Investigators say the officer was trying to catch a speeding driver on the Gulf Freeway last night when he hit the back of a pickup truck that had moved into his lane.

January 7, 2011 5:28:24 AM PST
A Houston police officer is in the hospital after getting into a traffic accident late last night. It happened on the Gulf Freeway and Monroe. Investigators say the officer was trying to catch up with a speeder when a pickup moved into his lane. The officer rear-ended the truck and crashed into a wall.

The officer went to the hospital with minor injuries. The other driver was not hurt.


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