A Houston Police Department officer is lucky to be alive after his patrol car was struck by a pickup truck in a major car accident on US 290 at Hollister Road. Investigators say the office was using his patrol car to block traffic while working the scene of another accident when his vehicle was struck at around 4:00 a.m. Both the police officer and the driver of the pickup truck were taken to hospital. Channel 2 Houston’s story does not state whether the driver of the pickup was impaired, but someone hits a police car on the freeway at 4:00 a.m. in Houston, the probability of alcohol involvement is extremely high.
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Police arrested 29-year old Anthony Adam Garcia for allegedly driving drunk and crashing into the back of a HPD patrol car that was conducting a traffic stop (ironically on another suspected drunk driver). The three car accident happened on the I-45 feeder road near Aldine Bender at around 3:00 a.m. on Monday. The stopped police car had its lights on at the time, but Garcia apparently didn’t slow down, and obviously didn’t move over. Garcia’s vehicle flipped over in the wreck and the impact was enough to push the police car forward into the pickup truck stopped ahead of it, shattering the back window glass of the cruiser. According to Channel 2’s report nobody was injured, including a police dog sitting in the back of the cruiser.
Police believe speeding contributed to a four vehicle accident on FM 1960 near Arestian Road that seriously injured several and killed and killed an elderly driver. Leo Anders with HCSO said that witnesses reported a white-colored Chevy Silverado pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic, striking three other vehicles including a red minivan, a green Jeep and a gray pickup truck. The Jeep rolled onto its side in a ditch. The elderly driver of the gray pickup truck did not survive the accident: his truck and the white Silverado crashed head-on. Investigators think speed contributed to the accident, but not alcohol. Four people were transported from the accident scene, two by ground ambulance and two by air ambulance.
Seven people were injured in an accident near the Houston Medical Center yesterday when a METRO light rail train collided with a Ford Expedition SUV. The crash happened just after 1:00 p.m. as the METRO was heading southbound along Fannin and Montrose. Two train passengers were transported to a hospital and five passenger received treatment at the scene. Nobody in the SUV was injured, but the SUV driver received a citation for making an illegal left turn. Channel 11’s story is here.
Channel 2 News reports that two people were taken from the scene of a serious car accident by life flight last night. The crash between a smaller white-colored car and a truck happened around 1:15 a.m. at Briar Forest Drive near Crystal Hills Drive. It is unclear who was at fault, particularly because Channel 2’s article says that the truck failed to yield the right-of-way but also says the car failed to yield. Either way, it appears the truck T-boned the car on the driver’s size, causing significant damage and forcing the car up onto the median.
The driver of a pickup truck crashed through the plate glass window in front of the El Kiosko ice cream shop in a strip mall at Louetta and Stuebner Airline this afternoon. A photograph on Channel 2’s web page showed significant damage to the front of the store, but no word on whether anyone was injured in the accident.
A cement truck and another vehicle crashed this morning on Highway 59 at Bissonnet blocking the southbound main lanes. According the Houston TranStar the crash happened at around 7:13 a.m. There is no immediate word from any of the local news channels whether anyone involved in the accident was injured. Still images from a TranStar camera appear to the show the driver’s side front wheel of the cement truck to be either missing or collapsed. Channel 2’s story is here and Channel 11’s coverage is here.
Several cars that were facing westbound on FM 1960 in Spring were stopped at a traffic light at Cypress Station around 12:20 a.m. Saturday morning when an SUV slammed into the rear of an older model Cadillac waiting in line. The Cadillac was shoved forward into the vehicle in front of it, then the Cadillac sideswiped a fourth vehicle. Reportedly the SUV flipped over onto its side and the driver had to be extracted by rescue crews: the was transported by Life Flight in critical condition. A man and a woman in the Cadillac were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition. Two men in the red-colored vehicle that the Cadillac was pushed into were treated at the scene but were arrested when deputies found a large amount of marijuana in their vehicle. Channel 11’s report is here.