HOUSTON (KTRK) --An HPD officer and four blood bank workers were hospitalized after a major crash involving a Houston police office in southwest Houston.
The crash happened just after 6am on Holmes Road at Fannin.
RAW VIDEO: HPD officer-involved crash in SW Houston
The HPD SUV shows major damage after it apparently burst into flames after getting into a wreck with a Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center van.
The officer was helped from his vehicle then taken to Memorial Hermann with non-life threatening injuries.
The van from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center had four people in it, they were on their way to set up a blood drive when the accident happened.
Those four blood bank workers were also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
We do not know if the officer was on a call at the time of the crash.
Debris covered the roadway and several plastic coolers could be seen strewn around the scene.
We're following this story on Eyewitness News. Watch for updates on air, online and on our mobile news app.
Keep checking back on this page to get real-time updates as this story unfolds. To get alerts for breaking news, download the abc13 news app for iPhone or Android. You can also get breaking news alerts sent to you by email.