Texas DPS trooper patrol vehicle slams into 18-wheeler during pursuit chase
HOUSTON, Texas (KWTX) - A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper is in the hospital following a major crash involving a chase in Harris County Tuesday evening, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety - Southeast Texas Region.
A DPS trooper attempted a traffic stop around 9:30 p.m. Oct. 31 on SH-99 near Peek Road when the driver fled to a residence in Katy.
There, the driver backed into a DPS patrol vehicle and struck a Trooper, continuing her flight.
In a separate but related incident, another trooper was responding to the pursuit eastbound on Merchants Way at Mason Road when they struck the trailer of an 18-wheeler.
The collision caused substantial damage to the patrol vehicle, and the Trooper was transported to the medical center with non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation is currently underway.
Update: A DPS trooper attempted a traffic stop on SH-99 near Peek Rd around 9:30 p.m. when the driver fled to a residence in Katy. There, the driver backed into a DPS patrol vehicle and struck a Trooper, continuing her flight. https://t.co/wrZlynZsJj— TxDPS - Southeast Texas Region (@TxDPSSoutheast) November 1, 2023
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