HPD officer taken to hospital after being rear-ended on S. Post Oak in SW Houston

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
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Police said the officer and the driver of the pickup were taken to a hospital, but were not seriously hurt. Investigators were testing the driver for possible DWI.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston police officer was rear-ended in southwest Houston early Thursday morning.

Video from the scene shows a red pickup truck smashed into the back of the officer's patrol vehicle.

The crash happened around 4:45 a.m. on South Post Oak near Allum.

HPD said a man in a pickup truck failed to stop and slammed into the back of the patrol car.

Police said the officer and the driver of the pickup were taken to a hospital, but were not seriously hurt.

Investigators were testing the pickup driver for possible DWI.