HOUSTON, TX -- Three people, including an HPD officer, were hospitalized late Tuesday following two crashes on Interstate 10 in west Houston, according to ABC13.
The initial wreck occurred on the westbound lanes near State Highway 6, near the city's Energy Corridor. It was first reported just after 11:00 p.m.
An early investigation by the Houston Police Department indicates a 25-year-old woman operating a Hyundai Sonata made an unsafe lane change and cut off an 18-wheeler. The abrupt move caused the big rig to crash into the Hyundai, sending both vehicles into the HOV lane.
The driver of the Hyundai was left trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated by firefighters. She was rushed to a local hospital where she was listed in critical condition.
While the big rig's 61-year-old driver was uninjured, a patrol vehicle that was blocking the westbound lanes at Dairy Ashford Road, about a mile and a half east of the scene, was hit by a suspected DWI driver. The striking vehicle was sent into the westbound main lanes, where it was then struck by two additional vehicles.
An HPD officer and the suspected drunk driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both were also transported to an area hospital.
No other major injuries were reported.
Investigations into both incidents remain underway.
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