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Houston Officer Rear-Ended, Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash

Glass of dark liquor on a table next to a car key.

A suspected drunk driver rear-ended a Houston police office Wednesday morning before striking a second vehicle and overturning.

Details of the Houston Drunk Driving Crash

According to the Houston Chronicle, SWAT officer Sgt. T. Fendia of the Houston Police Department was heading home when he was rear-ended by a vehicle on Highway 288 at around 12:30 am.

After hitting Fendia’s vehicle, the suspect’s vehicle hit another car before overturning. The driver had to be extricated from the wreckage and was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fendia suffered minor injuries and the third driver was treated at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
    • 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,495 were pedestrians
    • 5,029 were motorcyclists
    • 829 were pedalcyclists
    • 665 were occupants of large trucks
    • 235 were listed as other or unknown
  • Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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