Off-duty deputy involved in accident on Highway 290

The accident caused a major traffic tie-up during rush hour on the eastbound lanes of Highway 290 at Huffmeister.

July 24, 2012 7:20:36 AM PDT
A serious accident shut down all eastbound lanes of Highway 290 during rush hour this morning.

The accident happened just before 7:45am at Huffmeister Road near Highway 6.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, an off-duty Polk County sheriff deputy ran into the back of another vehicle. The deputy was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital via Life Flight as a precaution. He was reportedly alert and concious.

There is no word on injuries of the the other driver.

The accident was cleared just before 8:30am. Check real-time traffic information in our traffic section