Authorities say a Houston-area police officer has been critically hurt after his patrol car hit a truck during the search for a shooting suspect.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says the Splendora officer was injured early Monday in an accident in Montgomery County, near New Caney. The front of the patrol vehicle ended up wedged under the trailer of the 18-wheeler.
The officer was transported to a hospital. DPS did not immediately provide the officer's name or further details on his condition. Splendora police also did not provide more information.
Investigators say the shooting victim was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive. The suspect has not been caught.
Splendora is a town of about 1,600, located 30 miles northeast of Houston.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.