BMW driver charged with DWI after fatal pedestrian accident

Houston Police Department believes a BMW driver was drunk when he fatally struck a pedestrian around 3:20 a.m. Saturday morning near Blalock Road and Long Point Road. The 38-year old BMW driver said he did not see the pedestrian until the man walked out in front of him. The pedestrian was taken to Ben Taub Hospital where he later died. The BMW driver was charged with driving while intoxicated. In a separate incident, a Ford Taurus with two occupants crashed into the back of a HPD cruiser that was investigating the pedestrian accident with the BMW. Officer A. Vo who was sitting in the cruiser was taken to hospital with minor injuries: it is not though alcohol was the cause of the second accident.

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