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HOUSTON -- A hit-and-run crash sent a Houston police officer to the hospital late Sunday, police said.

The search for the suspect, who was said to be driving a black Chevrolet pickup truck, continued overnight.

The Houston Police Department said the crash happened as an officer responded to a call on the northeast side of town. She was driving south on Homestead Road when a vehicle traveling the opposite direction turned in front of her patrol car at Kittridge Street.

The officer s patrol car sustained heavy damage, but the driver of the other vehicle managed to drive away.

Police said the officer was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information can call Houston police at 713-884-3131.

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