Archive for May 28th, 2012

Elia Ortiz hurt when 12 year old driver crashes through her fence

Elia Ortiz is recovering after suffering some serious injuries when a GMC pickup truck crashed through the fence of her home in the Woodland Oaks subdivision. When a 12-year old boy’s parents refused to take him to the store, he took the keys to the pickup truck without permission. According to police the boy lost control of the pickup truck and crashed completely through the fence, hitting 32-year old Elia in her leg and back. Elia was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with a fractured spine and sprained leg. The accident happened Saturday May 26th at around 1:00pm; the home is near Garsee and Hollister. Elia was released from the hospital Saturday evening in a lot of pain. Elia’s neighbors said that once the accident was over the boy was crying and asking for forgiveness in Spanish, saying it was all an accident. Channel 2’s story is here.

Mustang driver flees scene of collision with minivan on W Dyna

Police believe the driver of a red Ford Mustang who fled the scene of a two car accident last night may have run because he was driving under the influence. Drivers were slowing down along the freeway at W. Dyna to look at a low-rider car showing going on in the parking lot of a shopping center. A gold-colored GMC Safari minivan had slowed down on the feeder when it was rear-ended by the northbound Mustang. That impact pushed the minivan into an electrical pole, snapping it, and then into a water pipe that was also broken in the accident. Channel 13’s report said the driver of the minivan was injured in the accident but nobody else was hurt. Police believe the Mustang driver was drunk: officers at the scene said there were beer bottles in the Mustang. Memorial Day weekend is a no-refusal weekend, meaning whether they want to or not, drivers suspected of driving under the influence will be required to undergo alcohol testing. Injured by a drunk driver and not sure what to do? Smith & Hassler’s experienced personal injury attorneys can help. Call for a no cost case evaluation.

Police are looking for the driver of this Mustang who fled on foot

The driver of this GMC minivan was injured in the rear-end accident

Tire blow out on Ford Expedition causes deadly rollover on Highway 290 near Badtke Road

Sadly a woman and a six month old baby girl have died in a rollover accident following a tire blow out in northwest Harris County today. The crash happened at around 1:00pm on Highway 290 near Badtke Road. According to officials Jose Acosta lost control of the Ford Expedition SUV he was driving after a tire blew out. Witnesses said the rear left tire lost its tread (known as “de-treading”) before blowing out. There were seven people inside the Expedition when it crashed: the woman who died was riding in the front passenger seat. Channel 2’s story is here. Channel 13’s story is here.

A woman and a 6-month old girl died when this Ford Expedition rolled after a rear tire detreaded