Lawsuit filed in fatal officer-involved accident

November 25, 2010 12:46:36 PM PST
The family of a woman killed in a collision with a Houston police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city of Houston. Baylor College of Medicine Scientist Estella Medrano, 67, and her husband were turning into their driveway back in August when they were T-boned by a police cruiser.

Medrano died from her injuries. Her husband survived.

The wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

The officer behind the wheel, 27-year-old Kyle Dozier, has not yet returned to work because of his injuries.

Investigators say the officer was responding to a call at the time without his lights and siren on.