SAN ANGELO, TX — A DPS trooper was injured while attempting to catch a speeding motorist on U.S. 67 northeast of San Angelo on the morning of Thursday, June 18.
According to the DPS, a trooper was on patrol near the Tom Green-Runnels County line at 7:26 a.m., driving southwest-bound on U.S. 67, when the trooper attempted to make a u-turn to pursue a motorist driving the opposite way. The trooper was in the outside lane when he initiated the u-turn.
In the inside lane was a woman driving a van. The DPS said the trooper failed to see the white 2018 Dodge van traveling the same direction. As a result, the white van struck the trooper’s vehicle on the driver’s side door.
The van driver, the woman, was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The trooper was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance with minor injuries.
DPS did not release the names of either the trooper or the woman driving the van.