Officer injured in hit-and-run

Published On: Jan 30 2013 11:03:29 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 01 2013 02:21:52 PM CST

Jan. 1, 2013: A Houston police officer is in the hospital after her patrol car was hit in southwest Houston. Mark Boyle reports.

HOUSTON -

A Houston police officer was taken to a hospital after her patrol car was hit in southwest Houston.

Investigators said the officer, who was responding to a call to help another officer, was going through the intersection of Beltway 8 and South Post Oak with her lights and siren on when her patrol car was hit about 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The driver who hit the officer's car left the scene, police said.

The car that person was driving caught fire a few blocks away from where the wreck happened, detectives said.

The police officer suffered minor injuries. She was treated at a hospital and released.

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