Northbound lanes reopened after a tow truck driver stopped Harris Co. Percentage of 8 deputies involved in a fiery accident on the Eastern Ring Road

PASADENA, TX (CTRC) — Assistant Constable for the 8th District of Harris County has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home after a car accident that could have taken her life.

Officials said the tow truck driver was in the right place at the right time to save the deputy.

PCT. Dep. 8’s Patrol Squad was stopped on the side of the northbound lanes of the Eastern Beltway near San Augustin when a work truck slammed into the back of it around 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Pasadena Police Department, according to the Pasadena Police Department.

As a result of the accident, the patrol car crashed into a wall and caught fire.

The video from the scene shows that both cars were wrecked. The patrol unit was completely destroyed after a fire.

According to officials, MP K. Lemelle was discharged from the hospital around 7 am.

She had to put 10 staples on the top of her head due to a severe cut and three stitches on her chin.

She is with her family and resting thanks to the tow truck driver who saved her life, pct. This was stated by 8 officials.

“I wasn’t going to just leave her there and let her die,” tow truck driver Richard Borgstrom told ABC13.

For Lemelle, things could have ended very differently. Borgstrom was accidentally driving down the ring road when he said he heard a loud crash and then saw an explosion.

“When I was driving along the Ring Road, my windows were open and I heard the roar of impact. As soon as the roar, you saw fire and flames, ”said Borgstrom.

There were three people in the truck that hit the deputy. Two were taken to the hospital, police said. All participants received non-life-threatening injuries.

Lemelle was trapped inside her vehicle.

“I was banging on the window and then all of a sudden I see a hand coming out of the smoke where they had an airbag, a side airbag. Her hand came out from under her, and I noticed her bright nails, ”Borgstrom. said. “I hit the glass with my fist, couldn’t break it, ran back to my tow truck, grabbed the hitch, ran out there and smashed the window with the hitch.”

After breaking the window, Borgström said he was able to drag the deputy by his vest to safety. Two people from the work truck also helped to get her out.

“She was stunned. She was completely out of her mind. She was suffocating in Tahoe,” he recalled.

Officials said it was good that the deputy was pulled out of the car while she was there because she also had ammunition in the car that started to explode.

When the police arrived at the scene, they had to take cover from the bullets coming from the car.

Percentage of 8 officials said Lemelle has been with the department for three years. She’s from the toll road department and works the night shift.

Constable Phil Sandlin expresses great gratitude to Borgstrom for helping to save his second in command. He said they have a good relationship with the tow drivers and appreciate their help.

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