HPD officer on motorcycle hit by car after driver runs red light, police say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston police officer on a motorcycle was hit by a car in downtown after a driver ran a red light, according to the department.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Lamar and San Jacinto.

Investigators say the driver admitted to running the red light. The officer suffered injuries to his shoulders, according to police, but is expected to recover. The officer was able to walk to a nearby hospital.

The accident remains under investigation.
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