Six inmates and two Texas law enforcement deputies were injured in an accident after their prison transport van was in was involved in a collision and burst into flames.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the accident happened at the cross-section of Jackson Street and Commerce Street in downtown Houston when a pickup truck ran a red light just before noon on Monday.
The inmates and officers escaped the vehicle before it caught fire.
The officers and inmates suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
No information was available as to the driver of the truck.