HPD officer and woman OK after patrol vehicle and car collide at N. Houston intersection

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
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A Houston Police Department vehicle flipped over during a car crash on Cavalcade Street in north Houston.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police released more information early Wednesday morning about a crash involving one of their officers, saying that the driver who hit his vehicle is deaf, and therefore, didn't hear the unit's sirens as it entered an intersection.

According to HPD's Vehicular Crimes Division, the officer was heading to a foot pursuit call and was heading westbound on Cavalcade and Irvington with lights and sirens on just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday on the city's north side.

The officer was flicking his siren on and off as he approached the intersection before the rear passenger side of his vehicle was hit, HPD said.

The impact caused the patrol vehicle to flip while totaling the front of the other car.

Both the officer and the woman in the other vehicle were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

In an update on Wednesday, HPD told ABC13 that authorities later learned the driver who hit the officer is deaf, and she didn't hear the sirens.

Police said the officer followed department policy regarding lights and sirens in the crash.