Rollover Crash Traps, Injures Texas Deputy Trying to Make Traffic Stop

Dec. 4, 2023
A Harris County Precinct 2 deputy suffered back injuries and possible broken bones after his cruiser was struck by a vehicle while he was attempting to pull over another driver.

By Claire Hao

Source Houston Chronicle

A Harris County Precinct 2 deputy was injured Sunday when a car struck his vehicle as he was attempting a traffic stop, authorities said.

It occurred around Sunday 2:15 a.m., according to Houston Police Department spokesperson John Cannon.

The deputy was traveling southbound on the 11200 block of Beamer Road and was entering an intersection when another vehicle traveling north struck the deputy's vehicle, Cannon said.

The deputy had been attempting a traffic stop when he was hit, and the person who struck him was not the driver he was trying to pull over, Rebecca Dallas, an officer with the Houston Police Department, told KHOU-TV .

The impact caused the deputy's vehicle to roll over with the deputy trapped inside, Cannon said. The Houston Fire Department freed him from inside the vehicle, Cannon said.

The deputy was taken to a local hospital with back injuries and possible broken bones and was in stable condition, Dallas said.

The driver who struck the deputy, a 46-year-old man, was questioned and released, Cannon said. The driver appeared to be in good condition, and police are still investigating who was at fault in the wreck, Dallas said.

Local outlets reported that in a separate incident, a Harris County deputy from Precinct 4 fired shots at a driver who allegedly tried to run him over after the deputy tried to pull the driver over.

Precinct 4's social media pages do not mention the incident, and calls to the office were not returned with information about the incident.

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