Posts Tagged ‘18-wheeler’
An elderly woman died after a crash between a United States Postal Service 18-wheeler and a minivan the afternoon of Friday May 11th. The accident happened at around 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of Misty Willow and Willowplace Court in Northwest Houston. Two people were pinned inside the minivan after the accident and were freed by rescue crews. An elderly woman who was an occupant of the minivan later died at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. FOX News’ story is here.
A Splendora Police Officer is in serious condition in hospital after being injured in a collision with a Navajo 18-wheeler on FM 1485 near SH 242 last night. The officer was assisting Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in a search for a suspect when the collision happened at around 1:45am. The Spendlora officer was heading westbound on FM 1485, apparently without his sirens activated, when the 18-wheeler pulled out in front of him. The officer’s patrol car then t-boned the 18-wheeler’s trailer. Witnesses said the officer has the right-of-way at the time of the crash. The Texas Dept of Public Safety is investigating the accident. Unfortunately the officer was seriously hurt and was taken via life flight helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Channel 13’s story is here. The officer’s name has not yet been released. The Montgomery County police blotter story is here. Channel 2’s story is here. The 18-wheeler involved in the accident appears to belong to Navajo Express, a long-haul trucking company founded in 1981 and based in Denver, Colorado.
We wish the Splendora officer a full recovery and our prayers are with him, his family and his colleagues.