HPD officer injured after driver hits squad car

A Houston police officer is in the hospital following a crash in northeast Houston.

November 23, 2012 6:41:44 AM PST
A man slammed his car into an HPD cruiser overnight and caused an officer to hit a pole in northeast Houston.

It happened on Broyles near Crane. Police say the man ran a stop sign and his Toyota Corolla hit the patrol car in the driver's side area.

The cruiser went flying into a telephone pole and the entire rear area of the cruiser was crushed by the collision.

The officer was taken to the hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening. The other driver is in police custody.