HPD officer recovering after on-duty crash

An HPD cruiser is damaged after an SUV slammed into the officer

July 10, 2011 11:14:38 AM PDT
A Houston police officer is recovering in the hospital after a crash in northeast Houston. It happened on the North Freeway feeder road near Greens Rd. around 10:30pm Saturday.

The officer was westbound on Greens Rd. He was headed to a call and had his lights and sirens on, officials said.

A sports utility vehicle was going south on the North Freeway feeder when it approached Green Rd., and then slammed into the officer's squad car.

Witnesses say the SUV ran a red light.

The officer and driver of the SUV both went to the Memorial Hermann Hospital with minor injuries. The officer had a cut to his head, officials said.

According to police, the blood alcohol content of the SUV driver will be tested.

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