Houston Police Officer Injured When Driver Flees During Stop
According to police reports, the driver was being stopped for a seat belt check when he fled, leading to the accident.
May 26, 2019 – 9:30 am: A Houston Police Officer received minor injuries just before an accident that critically injured the driver who caused it. Two other drivers received minor injuries in the accident.
The event began when a police officer stopped the vehicle for a seat belt check at the underpass at US 59 and Bellaire.
The driver stopped, then fled, hitting the officer in the process. The officer got into his vehicle to pursue. Soon afterward, the suspect blew through the intersection of I-69 and Hillcroft Avenue. The suspect’s video clipped another vehicle and was hit by a pickup truck.
The suspect was critically injured and has been hospitalized, while the other drivers received only minor injuries. The suspect is expected to be charged with a number of felonies, including aggravated assault on a public servant, evading a motor vehicle, and two charges of aggravated assault.
The suspect has not been publicly identified at this time. It is unclear why he fled police at the time of the initial stop. The incident is still under investigation.