A young police officer in Houston has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by an SUV while making a highway traffic stop. Police Chief Art Acevedo says 24-year-old Nestor Garcia is “fighting for his life” after being struck early Wednesday. He is in critical condition with head and other injuries.
The chief says the 79-year-old driver of the SUV has been arrested on a charge of intoxication assault of a police officer.
Acevedo says Garcia was involved in a traffic stop of a vehicle that was suspected of being stolen. He was outside his patrol car standing along the highway when he was struck by a Toyota Highlander that Acevedo says was traveling about 60 mph.
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