A deputy constable in Harris County has quit her job after she was involved in a crash that injured a cyclist.
The victim says he was broadsided at an intersection when the deputy constable ran a stop sign.
These are pictures of Andrew Henderson, taken after he was rushed to the hospital following the wreck October 3rd.
“It was like .. what I imagine being struck by lightning would be like.”
Pictures from the scene that day show his damaged bike.
Henderson estimates the patrol car was being driven at maybe 40 miles per hour.
“My face planted in the windshield and I flew about 60-70 feet? And landed on the other side of the cop car.”
The police report from that day concluded the deputy constable disregarded the stop sign and failed to properly clear the intersection, driving without due regard.
“It was very frightening. I didn’t think I was gonna live for quite a bit of that.”
Henderson says he heard no sirens, saw no lights prior to being hit.
He spent three days in the hospital, ended up with a fractured foot, exposed elbow joint, broken nose, and a set of stitches to his face.
His medical bills are still mounting and he says they will quickly surpass the $100,000 limit prescribed by law in a case like this involving a deputy constable.
“I think its ridiculous that i’m going to have to end up having to pay for this.”
He wonders how he might pay for the medical bills.
The injuries will keep him from working for at least two months.
His bartending job he fears will be gone by then.