Houston, Texas information: Deputy among dozens injured in Jeep weekend

Eight individuals have been airlifted to the hospital and dozens others needed to be taken by ambulance throughout the crowded occasion on Crystal Beach.

BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas — A Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputy was among the eight individuals airlifted to the hospital, and one other 30 have been transported by ambulance after emergency companies have been strained, in keeping with Galveston County officers.

The annual Go Topless Jeep Weekend occurred Saturday at Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula, which results in huge and rowdy crowds.

The deputy was responding to a crash round 1:30 a.m. close to Highway 87 and Holiday Drive when he was struck by a suspected drunk driver in one other car, in keeping with Sheriff Henry Trochesset.

The deputy is recognized as Sgt. John Hamm. He suffered two damaged legs, an arm damage and a head damage, in keeping with Trochesset. Hamm was nonetheless in surgical procedure as of Sunday afternoon. A suspect has been arrested in the crash.

More than 100 individuals have been arrested on the peninsula over the weekend, in keeping with Trochesset.

While the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deliberate for the unofficial occasion months in advance, much more assist needed to be requested.

Officials say regulation enforcement liaisons with space faculty districts have been known as to the peninsula after wrapping up commencement ceremonies.

Other companies included North Montgomery County, Cy-Fair Fire and Beaumont first responders.


The further name for assist was because of the pressure on emergency companies, in keeping with District Manager Doug Saunders.

“Today we’ve seen an increase in calls for service for EMS and fire assistance,” Saunders mentioned. “We’ve had limited communications due to the amount of people on the peninsula.”

Saunders says the incidents they responded to have been anyplace from minor emergencies to main trauma.

No particulars or updates got on the 38 individuals hospitalized at the moment.

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