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HPD officer injured after driver hits squad car

Friday, November 23, 2012
A Houston police officer is in the hospital following a crash in northeast Houston.

A Houston police officer is in the hospital following a crash in northeast Houston.

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A man slammed his car into an HPD cruiser overnight and caused an officer to hit a pole in northeast Houston.

It happened on Broyles near Crane. Police say the man ran a stop sign and his Toyota Corolla hit the patrol car in the driver's side area.

The cruiser went flying into a telephone pole and the entire rear area of the cruiser was crushed by the collision.

The officer was taken to the hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening. The other driver is in police custody.

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