CLUTE — Police say a large truck likely blocked the view of a driver who T-boned a Clute patrol SUV responding to a call.
Officer Joshua Adank was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle through the intersection of Highway 288-B and Kyle Road about 5:50 p.m. Monday when a woman driving a Honda Pilot entered the intersection and hit the passenger side of the SUV. The police SUV rolled at least once on impact, police said.
Clute Officer Kevin Garcia, who responded to the accident, said the Clute patrolman and the Honda driver suffered “non life-threatening injuries.”
Adank was taken to Brazosport Regional Health System by EMS, and the woman refused ambulance transportation, police said.
Adank had activated the vehicle’s lights and sirens while he was driving to back up another officer at a call in the 1200 block of East Kyle Road. Garcia said the woman, who was in the farthest lane of Highway 288-B, likely couldn’t see the patrol vehicle approaching because of a large truck blocking her view.
Officer Belinda Rickman said all of the airbags in Adank’s car deployed, and he was wearing a seat belt.
“He’s at home recovering, but I don’t think the car will recover,” Officer Belinda Rickman said.