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.READ MORE: Dallas Police Officer Arrested For Domestic Assault
The impact caused the car’s airbags to deploy, which is how the driver was injured.READ MORE: Much Happening In DFW For Juneteenth Including Walk With Opal Lee
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.MORE NEWS: Drowning In Grapevine Lake Prompts Warning From First Responders
Montgomery County is about three hours away south of Dallas near Houston.