According to police investigators a 51-year old woman was transported to the emergency room with a possible broken leg after a hit-and-run accident in front of the Michoacan Restaurant in the 2300 block of Wirt Road in northwest Houston. The woman and her mother were standing on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant when a white SUV struck the woman and also crashed into the front of the building. Per Channel 2’s news article, witnesses saw a Hispanic female climb into the driver’s seat while it was occupied by a Hispanic male, at which point it appears one of them hit the accelerator causing the SUV to shoot forward. The SUV took off without stopping to provide information or render aid. Hopefully there is surveillance footage available from the nearby businesses, though it will probably require someone coming forward to identify the hit-and-run driver or the SUV.
Archive for the ‘Pedestrian accidents’ Category
A child was killed Monday following an intersection collision between a car and a pickup truck at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Thrush Drive. Police say a black car was heading northbound on MLK and the tan-colored Ford F-150 pickup was heading southbound on Thrush. The cars collided, causing the black car to mount the sidewalk where it struck a woman walking with a child. Both were rushed to hospital, but sadly the child later died. Police said neither of the drivers were issued citations for the accident. Channel 2’s story here.
A female pedestrian was killed after she was hit by a pickup truck early this morning as she walked on the improved shoulder of FM 1097 East in Willis, Texas. According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, when EMS arrived on the scene the woman was deceased in the American Legion parking lot, having been thrown just over 100 feet in the collision. The white-colored Chevrolet 2500 utility truck that struck the woman was driven by 30-year old Jeffery Atkinson from Willis. The police reporter article states Atkinson said he did not see the woman prior to striking her. A field sobriety test and breath-alcohol test both indicated that alcohol was not a factor in the accident. The name of the woman who died in the accident has not yet been released, pending notification of her family members. The pickup truck showed a significant amount of damage to the passenger side front.
A pedestrian walking her dogs in the 3300 block of D’Amico Street just west of Waugh Drive in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood was fatally struck by a car Friday evening. Official say an elderly lady was driving the car that hit the pedestrian. Police say it appears the driver came to a halt at a stop sign then stepped on the gas: witnesses who spoke to Channel 11 News said the victim didn’t have a chance to get out of the way. Witnesses also said the driver, who appeared to be in her 80’s was very upset. Neighbors say the victim is in her 50’s or 60’s and lives in a townhome near the scene of the accident.
A crossing guard working outside Condit Elementary School in Bellaire was struck and injured by a car yesterday. Bellaire Police Department say the driver of a Cadillac made an illegal right turn and hit the crossing guard, throwing her onto the hood of the vehicle. The crossing guard was conscious as she was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The driver of the Cadillac was issued a citation for causing the accident. KHOU’s web site has video of the aftermath of the pedestrian accident.
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A woman walking home from a shopping trip was hit by a car near North Loop 336 in Conroe and is in critical condition. Conroe Police Department say they started getting calls about an automobile versus pedestrian accident around 10:30 p.m., and shortly later a woman came in to the police department to say she thought she had hit someone walking off North Loop 336 near Longmire. Police came to the scene to find a woman in her mid-20’s in the roadway with groceries strewn on the road. The injured pedestrian had been walking with a cart full of groceries in an unlit area of the roadway not protected by a crosswalk. She was flown by helicopter to Memorial Hermann in Houston. No charges were expected to be filed in connection with the 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.
An 8th grader was struck by a car today as he walked to school. The auto-pedestrian accident happened around 7:45 a.m. as the vehicle was making a left turn in front of Timberwood Middle School in Humble, Texas. The boy suffered a possible broken leg and some bruises, and he was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The driver remained at the scene. Channel 2’s report is here. Hopefully the young man will make a full recovery. No word on whether the driver was cited for the accident.
A boy and a girl out trick or treating last night were struck and injured by an SUV as they crossed Saddle Rock Drive near Sweetwater in a north Houston neighborhood. Witnesses say the boy who was struck was thrown up in the air by the impact. Neighbors say the girl was transported to the hospital by ground ambulance and the boy via life flight. Neighbor Cory Samuel, interviewed by Channel 11 News, said he saw the boy go up into the air, then when the boy came down it was like the SUV driver was unable to stop. Channel 2’s report indicates the driver’s SUV was towed away after the accident: that indicates (but doesn’t guarantee) that the driver had no license or no insurance, but maybe she was just too shaken up to drive.