Driver of U-Haul falls asleep on Eastex Freeway and crashes into police car is reporting an asleep-at-the-wheel accident on the Eastex Freeway that injured several drivers. The driver of a U-Haul truck fell asleep at the wheel and caused a chain reaction collision that included a Houston Police Department patrol car. The accident was in the southbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway near Rankin Road at around 11:35am today, Monday May 9, 2011. An HPD officer had pulled over the driver of a silver Jaguar car and was writing a ticket when the U-Haul struck the back of the officer’s patrol car, pushing it into the back of the Jaguar. The police officer was put on a stretcher and taken to hospital, however early indications are that, thankfully, the officer’s injuries are not critical. The driver of the Jaguar was taken to hospital and two passengers inside the U-Haul were also injured. The U-Haul driver told police that he and his passengers had been up all night and were driving from Tyler, Texas when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and caused the collision.

U-Haul driver falls asleep rear-ending a HPD patrol car and pushing it into a silver Jaguar