The Houston police department is counting their lucky stars that one of their own escaped death in an accident that took place this past week in Houston. Usually, when we read about a motorcycle accident, the victim suffers very serious injury or even death. Thankfully, this was not the case this past Wednesday when a Houston police officer was injured in a traffic accident.
The officer was on his motorcycle when he noticed a vehicle had run a red light at the intersection of San Jacinto and Lamar. It was about 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. When the vehicle ran the red light, he smashed into the officer on his bike.
The driver didn’t take off and stayed at the scene. He even admitted to the other officers on the scene that he had ran the red light and ran into the injured police officer. The man’s name has not yet been released. And, surprisingly, the authorities have not indicated whether charges will be filed against the driver.
Thankfully, the officer, who was injured in the crash, was able to walk away from the accident. He even managed to walk to the local hospital for treatment. He has been released and is expected to make a full recovery. The officer’s name has not been released at this time.
Often times, when someone on a motorcycle is hit by a passenger vehicle, the rider suffers very serious injuries. There just isn’t enough to protect the rider from the impact of the crash. We’re glad to learn that this wasn’t the case in this crash.
If your loved one is hurt or killed in a motorcycle accident in Houston, make sure to call our office right away.