Archive for February, 2014

Tahoe and 18-wheeler collide on Interstate 45 North in Houston

An 18-wheeler and a Chevy Tahoe SUV collided in an accident this morning on the North Freeway (Interstate 45 North) near Tidwell around 4:30 a.m.  Three of the four travel lanes were blocked due to the accident, and police closed all lanes to remove the 18-wheeler.  One person in the SUV was injured and transported to hospital.

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Oilfield worker electrocuted to death in southwest Houston oil field

One worker was killed and  second worker hospitalized when the equipment they were in made contact with an electrical line in a southwest Houston oil field today. The tragedy unfolded this afternoon on Blueridge Road and McHard. Few other details were included in Channel 2’s report. KHOU’s report states the two men were in critical condition, as opposed to one being killed. A sign on the property were the accident happened lists Maverick Drilling & Exploration. ABC Channel 13’s report states that an oil field crane hit the electrical wire, causing it to fall onto at least two workers.

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Car accident on Little York sends HPD officer to hospital

A Houston Police Department patrol officer was transported to the emergency room by ambulance after a near head-on car accident on Little York Road near Aldine-Westfield. Around 5:30 p.m. a gold-colored Mercury sedan attempted to make a left turn across oncoming lanes, causing the collision. KHOU’s report did not list the officer’s condition, but the ambulance got a police escort to the hospital.

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Camaro speeding on Highway 290 rear-ends SUV

Police are saying that excessive speed and possibly alcohol were factors in a major collision on Highway 290 (a.k.a. Northwest Freeway) this morning. A woman driving a Chevy Camaro rear-ended a blue-colored SUV near the 43rd Street exit, and the impact caused the SUV to roll over. Two passengers in the SUV, a blue-colored Dodge Nitro, were taken to hospital in stable condition; the driver of the Camaro was transported in critical condition.  If the Camaro driver is found to have been legally intoxicated at the time of the crash, she will likely be charged with intoxication assault. Channel 2’s coverage is here. KHOU’s coverage is here.

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Street race may have caused wrong way accident on Interstate 45

A man and woman sitting in a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 45 near Airtex in Houston were injured in a major collision early this morning and Harris County deputy sheriffs think street racing may be the cause of the accident. The driver of a full-size white pickup truck with custom rims and lowered suspension was apparently racing a second vehicle, when the pickup stopped on the northbound side of the freeway and turned around, heading into oncoming traffic. The front of the pickup then smashed into a disabled green-colored Chevy Trailblazer SUV on the side of the freeway with a man and woman inside. The second vehicle apparently involved in the race has not been located. Police will investigate to see if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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One dead in rollover accident on Long Drive in Houston

A single vehicle accident on Long Drive in Houston early this morning claimed the life of a passenger traveling in the vehicle. The red-colored Ford SUV left the roadway on Long Drive near the 610 Loop and struck a power pole, causing the pole to break and fall on top of the flipped vehicle. It took 20 minutes for emergency crews to remove the power line and get to the driver and passenger: the passenger died on the scene. Police think excessive speed and alcohol were likely factors in the accident.

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Drunk driver crashes into HPD patrol car near Hermann Park

Police suspect a woman driving an Audi sedan was drunk when she crashed into a HPD patrol unit on Almeda Road near Hermann Park.  The officer was traveling northbound on Almeda when the Audi came towards the police car, driving on the wrong side of the road.  The officer swerved to avoid the collision, but the vehicles still made contact. It appears from the photographs that the Audi came to rest in a ditch.

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