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SUGAR LAND, Texas Traffic was backed up on Highway 59 early Saturday after a car hit a police unit parked on the side of the road in Sugar Land, police said.

According to the Sugar Land Police Department, an officer had stopped a vehicle near Costco when another vehicle carrying four people struck the patrol car.

The accident happened at 4 a.m. in the 17500 block of Highway 59.

A woman in car that hit the patrol unit was ejected and was taken by Life Flight to a local hospital with a critical head injury.

No one else was hurt.

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