Possible drunk driver crashes into HCSO sergeant’s truck on FM1960

A possibly intoxicated driver crashed into a Harris County Sheriff’s Office patrol truck early Friday morning. The wreck happened at FM1960 and Treschwig Road. A Harris County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was in the patrol truck and the time and saw a pickup truck speeding toward him. The sergeant reported there was nothing he could do other than hold on and brace for impact, because if he had tried to move he would have struck the vehicle in front of him. The sergeant was transported to a local hospital to be checked and the driver of the pickup truck was taken into custody to be tested for alcohol impairment. KHOU’s story is here. Smith & Hassler recently represented a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy who suffered a low back injury when he was struck from behind by an intoxicated tow truck driver: the lawsuit arising from that accident was settled on terms favorable to our client.

A HCSO sergeant was injured when rear-ended by this pickup truck on FM1960 at Treaschwig on November 4, 2011. The pickup driver was taken into custody and may have been drunk.

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