Suspect wanted in hit-and-run of police car in SW Houston

The accident happened at Beltway 8 and South Post Oak around five this morning. The officer was responding to a call going through the intersection with her lights and siren on when a vehicle hit her.

January 1, 2013 2:20:09 PM PST
A Houston police officer spent part of her New Year's Day in the hospital after another driver hit her patrol car and took off.

The accident happened at Beltway 8 and South Post Oak around five this morning. The officer was responding to a call going through the intersection with her lights and siren on when a vehicle hit her.

That driver kept going, but stopped a few blocks away after the vehicle caught fire. The driver abandoned it and ran off.

The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.