AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police says an officer is recovering after being hit by a driver Thursday morning in northwest Austin.
According to the Austin Police Department, the officer was working a crash on Parmer Lane just northwest of SH 45 when the driver hit them around 12:30 a.m. The driver rear-ended the officer while they sat in their police unit.
Police say the officer went to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver faces a DWI charge.
This isn’t the first time in recent weeks an officer has been injured in a wreck. In a separate case, a woman was arrested after two APD officers were hit by a car while patrolling on bikes April 16, officials said.
Both officers were hit just before 3 a.m. on April 16, near E. Seventh Street and Red River Street, APD said. According to an arrest affidavit, both officers were stopped in the furthest right-hand lane of E. Seventh Street when a driver failed to yield or stop and hit both officers.
Both officers were taken to the hospital and were recovering at last report.
The driver was charged with intoxication assault, a third-degree felony.