A Harris County sheriff’s deputy is recovering Saturday morning after being rear-ended by a man accused of drinking and driving.
The incident happened along the Tomball Parkway near Spring Cypress on Friday at about 11 p.m.
A Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s patrol vehicle was hit from the back by a Mercedes going more than 100 miles per hour, according to Sgt. B. Bondurant.
Bondurant said the deputy was driving around 70 mph, and without the emergency lights and sirens on, it didn’t appear he was going to a call.
“(The Mercedes) was smoking. My husband and father-in-law pulled (the driver) out,” a woman who witnessed the crash said. “(The deputy) told my husband and father-in-law to go grab the other guy (the driver) before helping him.”
According to investigators, the deputy was knocked unconscious due to the crash but was conscious again by the time EMS arrived.
The deputy and the Mercedes driver were taken to the hospital.
The driver of the Mercedes, a man in his mid-forties, had minor injuries, and the deputy was taken by ambulance in stable condition.
Investigators said the deputy is going through testing to determine the extent of his injuries.
Intoxication-related charges are pending for the man who was driving the car.