Corpus Christi Police Officer Hit By Vehicle While Directing Traffic

A major accident shut down the highway along HWY 358 after an officer working traffic control was hit by a vehicle.

Corpus Christi Police Department and emergency crews responded to an accident in the area between Greenwood Dr. and Old Brownsville Rd. along 358 eastbound (SPID) Saturday evening.

There, an officer was working to control the flow of traffic when he was reportedly struck by a vehicle driven by an intoxicated driver. The officer suffered substantial injuries and was transported to a local hospital. He was reported to be in stable condition at time of writing.

Officials said a driver had been detained relating to the incident. An investigation into both the original accident and the officer-involved incident were ongoing at time of writing.