Houston's police chief hits pedestrian

11:27 AM, Sep 20, 2013   |    comments
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HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) -- Houston's police chief says he has accepted a one day suspension without pay after hitting a pedestrian with his city vehicle.

The department has released video of the accident that happened on Sept. 4. The chief says the investigation has concluded, and showed what he has said from the beginning, that he was at fault. He says as a result, he's holding himself to a higher standard.

In the video, you can clearly see a man stepping off the curb and then the chief's black SUV striking him as he makes a left turn. The impact threw the man several feet and police say the victim's arm was possibly broken.

"It's very unnerving when you strike someone with a vehicle and I'm very thankful he wasn't more seriously injured," Chief McClelland said.

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