Archive for August, 2014

METRO police officer’s foot run over by alleged drunk driver

A METRO police officer’s foot was run over on Sunday by a DWI suspect. The incident happened on the North Freeway (Interstate 45) at the W. Little York exit. The female officer was directing traffic when a driver traveling over 60 MPH hit a plastic construction barrel. When the officer tried to stop the vehicle, the driver ran over her foot.  A brief chase followed but the driver was quickly stopped and taken into custody.  The man, who was found to be highly intoxicated, has been charged with intoxication assault. The officer was treated at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital and is expected to recover.

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The alleged drunk driver in police custody

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Dodge Challenger driver kills motorcyclist in hit and run accident

Police are searching for the driver of a black Dodge Challenger who was involved in a fatal crash with a  motorcycle early Sunday morning and then fled the scene on foot. Channel 2 News Houston reports that the Challenger was speeding westbound on Interstate 10 around 12:45 a.m. near the Uvalde Road exit. The Challenger made a sudden lane change maneuver, switching two lanes over and hitting the back of the motorcycle. The 22-year old man on the motorcycle was killed in the crash; another motorcyclist riding with the victim remained with him at the scene waiting for police to arrive. Witnesses say the driver of the Challenger traveled about another two miles then parked the vehicle, jumped out and ran away.

This is not to say this is what happened in this particular case, but police officers will tell you that often drunk drivers flee the scene of a serious or fatal accident to avoid more serious charges. If they cannot be located quickly enough for a blood draw, there will not be evidence they were legally intoxicated at the time of the crash. That in turns means they cannot be charged with DWI, or something more serious like intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter.

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Police are looking for the driver of this Dodge Challenger

Fatal 18-wheeler accident on Crab River Road in Sugar Land

Channel 2 News Houston is reporting that one person died this morning in an 18-wheeler accident. The crash occurred around 5:15 a.m. at Crab River Road and Highway 59 in Sugar Land. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. One person in a second vehicle died at the scene, another person was injured and transported to the hospital.

Tire blowout causes fatal wreck in Katy

A 19-year old man who had just graduated high school and was going to become a U.S. Marine was killed in a single vehicle accident last night. The accident happened near the intersection of Morton Road and Rain Park Lane. Harris County Sheriff’s Office believe the Ford Ranger was traveling above the speed limit when a tire blew out causing the vehicle to begin a sideways slide into the median. The pickup then struck a tree before rolling two or three times and landing on its roof. The 19-year old driver died at the scene; his male passenger was seriously hurt but will survive.

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Fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 146 in Pasadena

Fatal motorcycle accident in Pasadena, TX: Police say the driver of a vehicle was heading southbound on Highway 146 in Pasadena, Texas when he slammed into the rear of a motorcycle, killing the motorcycle rider. The crash happened around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday August 16th; the identity of the deceased motorcyclist has not yet been released.

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Motorcyclist killed in 6 vehicle accident caused by hit-and-run driver

The driver of a pickup truck caused a six vehicle accident last night that killed a motorcyclist, then fled the scene before the police arrived. The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. on the East Freeway in Houston. A 2006 GMC Sonoma apparently became impatient due to backed-up traffic and decided to drive on the inside shoulder. The truck struck a motorcycle, causing the motorcycle to collided with a 2014 Dodge Dart passenger car; the motorcyclist slid into the center lane of the roadway, while the motorcycle hit a wall and caught fire. The GMC Sonoma picked then rear-ended a 2011 Cadillac CTS; the Cadillac then hit the Dodge Dart and also a 2014 Ford F-150. The motorcyclist was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he died; the two men in the GMC pickup fled the scene on foot.

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Driver arrested after Gulf Freeway rear end accident

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk after a three vehicle accident early this morning.  Around 1:30 a.m. a Chevrolet Tahoe traveling northbound on the Gulf Freeway struck the driver’s side rear of a silver BMW 3-series, causing the BMW to then hit a third vehicle.  The back of the BMW shows extensive damage.

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The driver of this Tahoe was arrested

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Occupants of this BMW were injured

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