A Cleveland Police Officer was involved in an early morning accident on November 13. The officer was in a marked patrol car on his way to work at approximately 6:16 a.m. when the crash happened. The two-year police officer was part of a 2 vehicle crash on FM 787. According to preliminary information, the officer was driving and struck the rear of a single-bed dump truck.
The dump truck appears to have been moving very slowly in the same direction as the officer. It had just left Smith Paving. The officer was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The driver of the dump truck was not seriously injured. The officer must undergo surgery and is expected to have a long recovery period, although the extent and specifics about the injuries have not yet been released.
The patrol car was totaled in the accident. It is unclear at this time what caused the accident to occur. The crash is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Until further information becomes available, it is not certain whether the dump truck driver was at fault and no tickets have been issued at this time.
In accidents such as this serious one, it is important to speak to a Houston accident injury attorney as soon as possible after the crash. The attorney will review the police report and witness statements to help determine the cause of the crash, who was at fault, and whether negligence was involved. In this case, it is not certain what happened so it may be necessary for a Houston accident injury attorney to visit the scene and interview witnesses. If liability and negligence can be established, the Houston accident injury attorney may suggest seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, future medical costs, and pain and suffering.