Driver slams into police cruiser on 610 Loop

Hay on the freeway may be partly to blame for an accident involving an officer on the South Loop.

June 6, 2013 4:55:46 AM PDT
A driver who slammed into a police cruiser overnight may have been distracted by hay.

A police officer noticed hay on the South Freeway near Highway 288.

He stopped his cruiser and turned on his lights to warn other motorists. A driver slammed into the back of the cruiser while apparently looking at the hay. The officer was in the car at the time, but neither person was hurt.

The driver was cited for failure to control speed. It is not clear how the hay ended up on the freeway.

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