Houston police officer hit by driver in traffic jam in fatal crash on Highway 249 at Cypress Creek Parkway

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A Houston police officer was shot while blocking traffic following a fatal crash late Thursday night on Highway 249 at Cypress Creek Parkway.

According to officials, a woman in a pickup truck was driving north on Highway 249 when she lost control and crashed into a guardrail.

Her truck ran over, and she was ejected.

She died at the scene.

Police say speed may have been a factor in the crash. No other vehicles were involved.

When the police were blocking traffic because of that accident, an HPD officer was hit by a bullet.

Video from the scene shows a car crashing into the officer’s patrol SUV.

ABC13 is working to find out if the officer was inside his SUV when the vehicle was hit or if he was standing outside it.

An ambulance took him to the hospital with police escort.

No word yet on his condition.

For drivers, the exit lanes of Highway 249 are closed right in front of the toll booth.

This is the second time in a month that a traffic law enforcement officer has been beaten.

In January, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez Officials said he was working as a motorcycle escort, helping with heavy loads along the East Beltway collection near Tidwell Road when a 40-year-old woman drove around his bike and hit him. official said.

Gutierrez is dead.

The woman, identified by the sheriff’s office as Lavillia Spry, left the scene but was later stopped and arrested by another deputy. She has been charged with manslaughter while intoxicated, failure to prevent and give aid in connection with death and evasion of arrest.

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