Falfurrias Officer Run Over by Abandoned Truck

A Falfurrias police officer continues to recover after being run over by an abandoned vehicle at the 400 block of West Rice Tuesday morning.

Officer Fidel Gonzales and his partner were chasing after a stolen truck when the suspect in that vehicle decided to abandon it and take off on foot. The abandoned truck continued to roll and head toward a house. Gonzales tried to apply the breaks, but was thrown from the truck when it hit a curb.

Gonzales' leg was broken as the truck rolled over it. He was taken to Christus Spohn Kingsville for treatment and has since been released.


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