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Precinct 4 officer, wrecker driver, injured by suspected drunk driver

A driver was arrested after crashing into a Precinct 4 deputy’s patrol car around 2:00 a.m. this morning. The collision happened near Sam Houston Parkway North and Antoine Drive as officers were responding to a vehicle fire. A car went around a blockade and smashed into the rear of the patrol car, hitting a deputy and a wrecker driver. The deputy and wrecker driver were taken to hospital in stable condition, and the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk.

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18-wheeler accident on I-10 East injures wrecker driver

A wrecker driver was injured while responding to a rollover crash on Interstate 10 East in Houston this morning.  In the initial accident at around 2:15 a.m., the driver of an SUV lost control of his vehicle and rolled over near Oates Road. Nobody was injured in the rollover wreck, however an 18-wheeler attempting to avoid the rollover accident scene hit a wrecker truck, knocking the wrecker into a Ford Mustang and a concrete wall. The big rig flipped over spilling its load onto the freeway.  Both the wrecker driver and the 18-wheeler driver were injured and transported to hospital. Two people in the SUV that rolled over fled the scene on foot.

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Wrecker driver injured in accident on Highway 288 with HPD officer

A HPD patrol officer was involved in a collision with a wrecker truck driver at Highway 288 and Old Spanish Trail. The officer and the wrecker driver were both injured. The officer had pulled over on Highway 288 to help search for a prisoner, and when the officer got back in her police cruiser and tried to merge onto the roadway her clipboard got stuck in the steering wheel and she ran into an unattended wrecker truck. The wrecker truck was then pushed forward into the wrecker driver who was standing nearby. KHOU’s story is here. Channel 2’s story is here, and reports the scene of the accident as Highway 288 and Yellowstone.
Under the Texas Tort Claims Act (TTCA), there are limits placed on the amount of financial liability of a unit of government for death or injury caused to another person. Depending on the type of governmental unit, the maximum damages that may be recovered in a claim for personal injury or death may be either $100,000 or $250,000. In March 2009 a lady named Leigh Boone was involved in an intersection collision between two City of Houston fire trucks in the Montrose area. Ms. Boone was standing at the corner of the intersection with her bicycle when one of the crashed fire trucks rolled onto her. She died after spending two weeks in the hospital. The City of Houston settled with Ms. Boone’s family members for $225,000, just under the $250,000 maximum damages that can be recovered from a municipality under the TTCA.