October 06, 2017, about 2:43am, the Vidor Police Department received a radio
call from one of our Officer’s stating he was involved in a fleet accident and
was requesting an ambulance. Officers of the Vidor Police Department responded
to Interstate 10 at 864 mile marker. Officers arrived at the scene to find the
officer in his patrol unit when it was struck. The driver of the other vehicle
was still at the scene. Both the Officer and the driver were later transported
to the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. The Officer suffered injuries from the impact of
the collision as he was sitting in the driver’s seat. He has since then been
released from the hospital.
This incident is currently
under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.