A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper was injured in a crash involving a semi that occurred as the trooper was responding to a police pursuit in Katy on Tuesday night.
The police pursuit began around 9:30 p.m. when an officer attempted to pull over a woman with four children in Halloween costumes and an adult passenger inside her vehicle on Grand Parkway near Peek Road.
The woman refused to pull over, police say, and fled to a residence.
“There, the driver backed into a DPS patrol vehicle and struck a Trooper, continuing her flight,” Texas DPS said.
Police say that it took several PIT maneuvers to disable the woman’s vehicle near Merchants Way and Mason Road. The woman was arrested and faces multiple felony charges.
“In a separate but related incident, a Trooper responding to the pursuit was eastbound on Merchants Way at Mason Road and struck the trailer of an 18-wheeler. The collision caused substantial damage to the patrol vehicle, and the Trooper was transported to the Medical Center,” Texas DPS said.
The trooper’s injuries are listed as non life-threatening.
You can see dash cam video of the DPS trooper striking the semi truck in an intersection below.