Deputy airlifted to hospital after crash in east Harris County

Courtesy KTRK Houston

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A deputy had to be airlifted to the hospital after a serious car crash overnight.

It happened on the East Beltway right underneath Highway 90, which is on the northeast side of the county.

The deputy, identified as Sgt. Felix Dlouhy, 51, is alive and surrounded by family.

The accident happened just before 2am this morning. Details have changed since this morning. The Harris Co. Sheriff's Office now says Sgt. Dlouhy was in his patrol car, the last in a convoy responding to a call about a stabbing, when his patrol vehicle slammed into a white Chevy Suburban.

HCSO now says the female driver of the Suburban had a green light and was not at fault. She was the only person in the vehicle. The woman was taken to Ben Taub Hospital. Her condition is unknown.

Sgt. Dlouhy apparently had to be cut out of his vehicle, then transported via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is going through tests at the hospital.

Sheriff Adrian Garcia, who was at the hospital with the sergeant earlier this morning, has sent out a series of tweets, the latest two reading in part, "great medical staff says signs look good for patrol supervisor," and "Patrol Supv is critical but stable."

Sgt. Dlouhy has been with HCSO for 30 years.


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