Officer slams squad car into apartment

A police officer crashed her cruiser in northwest Houston after losing control.

July 30, 2010 7:38:28 AM PDT
An officer is in the hospital, after losing control of her squad car while responding to a call in northwest Houston. The accident happened at midnight on Hollister and Hammerly. It appears the officer misjudged a curve in the road. The car skidded across the grassy median into oncoming traffic. She later slammed into a metal fence at an apartment complex.

The car finally came to a stop against the wall of a downstairs unit. No one was in the apartment at the time.

The officer went to the hospital, complaining of back pain. Speed may have been a factor in the crash.