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HOUSTON A Houston police officer and a wrecker driver were injured Tuesday after the officer accidentally ran into a wrecker truck on Highway 288 and Old Spanish Trial, according to the Houston Police Department.

It happened just before 8 p.m. after the officer pulled over on the side of the road to help search for a prisoner. When the officer tried to get back on Highway 288, her clipboard got stuck in the steering wheel and she ran into an unattended wrecker truck that had also responded to the incident, HPD said.

The truck then hit the wrecker driver who was standing outside the vehicle.

Both the officer and wrecker driver were transported to the hospital with minor bumps and bruises.

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