By Staff

MONTGOMERY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A driver suffered minor injuries after slamming into a 10-foot, 3-inch alligator on the Grand Parkway (SH-99) in East Montgomery County.

The crash happened at 3:15 a.m. on May 6.

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(credit: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)

The impact caused the car’s airbags to deploy, which is how the driver was injured.

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The alligator did not survive the crash.

A police department spokesperson said this type of incident isn’t common, but that it does happen from time-to-time. There aren’t many bodies of water near the crash site either.

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Montgomery County is about three hours away south of Dallas near Houston. Staff