Archive for July, 2014

SUV driver pins men on I-10, charged with intoxication assault

The driver of a Toyota SUV has been charged with intoxication assault after a collision on Interstate 10 near Eldridge last night. At around 9:30 p.m. two men were standing between two vehicles stopped on the side of the road; the driver of an older model Chevy Camaro was experiencing car trouble, and a friend he called for assistance arrived in a sedan and parked behind the Camaro. As the men stood roadside, the Toyota SUV veered off the road, pinning the men between the sedan and the back of the Camaro. Both men were rushed to hospital with serious leg injuries. Channel 13’s story is here.

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Adrian Paul Mills charged with intox manslaughter in Galveston seawall crash

38-year old Adrian Paul Mills has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after a car accident on Galveston’s seawall that claimed the life of a 72-year old man and injured his wife. Apparently Mills was driving his Infiniti QX56 SUV eastbound on Seawall Boulevard when he attempted a u-turn, causing him to collide with the side of a minivan driven by Ashley Boyd whose wife Alice was riding as passenger. Ashley Boyd was pronounced dead at the scene and Mrs. Boyd was rushed to UTMB hospital.

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Car accident at Stripes gas station in Spring injures several

Tuesday July 22, 2014: an SUV crashed into a Stripes gas station around 2:30 p.m. on Falvel Drive at Stuebner. A green-colored SUV heading northbound on Falvel Drive went through the intersection and into the Stripes parking lot. A 79-year old pedestrian was struck by the SUV, which then hit another vehicle head-on that was parked at one of the gas pumps. The elderly man was taken via helicopter to Memorial Hermann and two people in the parked SUV were taken by ground ambulance to Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands.

Update: 73-year old Carol Exley and her 81-year old husband Dale Exley are identified in a local news story as having been injured in the crash. Dale Exley, who was standing behind the couple’s Ford Escape SUV when the incident occurred, was thrown into the air. He is in hospital in critical condition and suffered a fractured vertebrae, broken ribs and a brain bleed. It is thought that the 65-year old woman who lost control of her vehicle may have experienced a medical event prior to the crash.

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