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Houston cop screams ‘f**k f**k’ as he drives police cruiser with one hand at speeds of up to 100mph

Horror moment Houston cop screams ‘f**k f**k’ as he mounts sidewalk while pursuing  suspect at 100mph and accidentally kills sixty-two-year-old pedestrian

  • Officer Orlando Hernandez and his partner Anthony Aranda, both 25, were helping another cop and were in hot pursuit of a suspect who had run away  
  • Footage shows Hernandez turn the steering wheel nearly 180 degrees to swerve out of the way of other cars 
  • But his cruiser slides slightly to the right, making him jump the sidewalk and smash into Michael Wayne Jackson, 62
  • Collected data suggests the cruiser was travelling at 75mph before mounting the sidewalk 
  • President of the Houston Police Officers’ Union said: ‘It’s my belief that the officers left the road to avoid a collision and never saw the citizen’
  • It is unclear whether prosecutors will press charges against Hernandez 


Horrifying body-camera footage has revealed the moment a Houston cop screams as he drives a police cruiser with one hand at speeds of up to 100mph before mounting a sidewalk and killing a 62-year-old pedestrian. 

Officer Orlando Hernandez and his partner Anthony Aranda, both 25, were helping another cop in hot pursuit of a suspect who had run away in Houston at around 5.40pm on December 4. 

Footage shows Hernandez turn the steering wheel nearly 180 degrees to swerve out of the way of other cars. 

But his cruiser slides slightly to the right, making him jump the sidewalk and smash into Michael Wayne Jackson, 62, who was walking to his barber on Reed Road. 

Officer Orlando Hernandez and his partner Anthony Aranda, both 25, were helping another cop and were in hot pursuit of a suspect who had run away in Houston at around 5.40pm on December 4

Hernandez slides slightly to the right, making him jump the sidewalk and smash into Michael Wayne Jackson (pictured), 62, who was walking to his barber on Reed Road

Hernandez slides slightly to the right, making him jump the sidewalk and smash into Michael Wayne Jackson (pictured), 62, who was walking to his barber on Reed Road

Footage shows Hernandez turn the steering wheel nearly 180 degrees to swerve out of the way of other cars

Footage shows Hernandez turn the steering wheel nearly 180 degrees to swerve out of the way of other cars

The footage shows Hernandez hit him around 34 seconds after passing through the intersection on Cullen Boulevard. Collected data suggests the cruiser was travelling at 75mph before mounting the sidewalk, according to Chron

Just before Hernandez swerves drastically to avoid hitting other cars, footage shows his speedometer hit 60mph.  

Footage shows both officers run to Mr Jackson as Hernandez said: ‘I need HFD here. I just got wrecked out, uh, Scott and Reed. 

‘One male patient is going to be knocked unconscious, not breathing, uh, bleeding from the head.’ 

The footage shows Hernandez hit him around 34 seconds after passing through the intersection on Cullen Boulevard

The footage shows Hernandez hit him around 34 seconds after passing through the intersection on Cullen Boulevard

Footage shows the moments leading up to and right after the officers crashed into the victim

Footage shows the moments leading up to and right after the officers crashed into the victim 

Another officer arrives and orders Hernandez to start performing CPR before the video cuts out. 

Paramedics from the Houston Fire Department pronounced Mr Jackson dead just minutes later.  

Tamica Burns, Mr Jackson’s stepdaughter, said she believes the Houston Police Department should pay for his funeral costs as worrying about finances is adding to her mother’s grief. 

She told The Black Wall Street Times: ‘She’s grieving. She’s stressing. Now we have to come up with money to bury him, and it’s not fair. It’s not right.’ 

President of the Houston Police Officers’ Union called the crash a ‘tragic accident’.  

In a text message, seen by Chron, he said: ‘It’s my belief that the officers left the road to avoid a collision and never saw the citizen. Truly sad for all involved.’  

The incident is being investigated HPD Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. 

Assistant chief Yassar Bashir said in a video statement: ‘It is important to note we are in the very early stages of our investigation.’

He added that Mr Jackson received CPR chest compressions within a minute of the fatal crash. 

It is unclear whether prosecutors will press charges against Hernandez but both he and Aranda have been placed on administrative duty and they are still listed as active officers.  

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