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HCSO: Driver arrested, man airlifted to hospital after violent crash in north Harris County

Firefighters had to free the victim from the twisted wreckage — Life Flight then took him to the hospital.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Deputies and firefighters responded to a crash late Sunday in north Harris County where an innocent driver was critically injured.

The crash happened at about 10 p.m. in the 8300 block of Airline, according to Deputy H. Amad with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators believe a Dodge pickup truck was heading westbound on Margie when the driver turned onto Airline and collided with a Honda sedan.

The driver in the Honda had to be extricated from the wreckage and was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.

Deputies said the driver of the Dodge was taken to the hospital by ambulance. He was later arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, deputies said.

The investigation is on-going. No names were immediately released.

Deputies said after the initial crash, a woman driving an SUV tried to drive around patrol units that were blocking the road. She was detained and taken into custody for possible impairment. A fight also broke out at the scene among the onlookers, but deputies said the people who were fighting were not involved in the crash.

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