HPD officer hit by truck while investigating accident

- Police say a Houston Police Department was struck by a white pickup truck before 5 a.m. Sunday on the outbound lanes US-59 near Hilcroft, sending an officer to the hospital.

Officials say HPD units were blocking traffic on the main lanes from an earlier accident when the pickup drove around the units and struck at least on HPD vehicle. The officer was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay. Police say the driver will be tested for intoxication.

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