HOUSTON — A Houston police officer and cadet were involved in a crash Saturday night in Sharpstown.
The crash happened around 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the 6600 block of the Southwest Freeway near the Hillcroft intersection. Police said the officer and cadet were responding to a call with lights and sirens activated.
When they approached a red light, they slowed down before going through the intersection. That's when another vehicle failed to yield to the police sirens and crashed into the patrol unit, investigators said.
The driver of the other car involved suffered minor injuries to his arm. Police suspect intoxication might be a factor in the crash.
The cadet in the crash suffered minor injuries to her neck, police said. The officer, cadet and driver of the other vehicle were not transported to the hospital.
There was another minor accident that happened as a result of this crash.
Police said a driver who wasn't paying attention crashed into a patrol unit that was blocking traffic. This scene was cleared quickly.