Deputy and Canine Partner Injured in Major Accident on Beltway 8
A Harris County deputy is in critical condition after an accident on Beltway 8, the North Sam Houston Parkway, Tuesday morning. Deputy Jason Denham was flown by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann. He was in the vehicle with his canine partner, Sjors, who, after being checked by a vet, was determined to be fine.
The crash took place at 7:50 a.m. near Wilson Road on the tollway and the cause is still under investigation. According to reports, the deputy, who was on his way to a training session, had to swerve to avoid traffic. Three cars were involved in the accident that shut down the westbound lanes during rush hour.
Two others who were injured in the crash were treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital and two additional people injured were sent to a nearby hospital. No report has been issued on their conditions.
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