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Houston Immune From Suit Over Police Crash; Not So for Galveston

June 30, 2022, 6:09 PM

A Houston police officer won’t face a lawsuit for injuring two people in a car accident as he was responding to an emergency call because he was able to prove his actions merited the risk, a Texas appeals court said Thursday.

The officer, identified only as T. Lindsey, assessed the risks of speeding on his way to answer a priority call to a traffic stop where three suspects were at gunpoint, the Texas Court of Appeals, First District said.

Lindsey was driving 80 miles per hour on a highway with his emergency lights and siren engaged on a clear Saturday ...