Archive for September, 2014

Red light runner causes major car accident at Hempstead and 43rd Street

A red light runner caused a major collision last night at the intersection of Hempstead Highway and 43rd Street, injuring two people. Police said one vehicle with a male driver was heading northbound on Hempstead Highway when the driver disregarded a red light at 43rd Street, striking the side of a minivan. The collision was severe enough to flip the minivan over and through it into a ditch, trapping the driver. Fire fighters cut the roof off the minivan to free the lady driver. Both drivers were transported to the hospital and are expected to survive their injures.

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Audi driver killed in car accident on Highway 6

A woman driving an Audi was killed in a car accident last night as she made a left turn from Highway 6 onto Patterson Road, Channel 13 is reporting. The crash happened around 7:00 p.m. when an SUV in oncoming lanes struck the Audi. Both the SUV and the Audi then collided with a third vehicle driven by a pregnant lady. The lady driving the Audi was transported to the hospital but did not survive. Police say the Audi driver had a green light but failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic.

Westheimer car accident puts vehicles into flooded ditch

A major car accident this morning involving at least five vehicles had emergency responders using the Jaws of Life to rescue a trapped motorist. Channel 2 is reporting that three vehicles were propelled into a ditch that was flooded by this morning’s downpour. Westheimer Parkway near George Bush Park was shut down in both directions while the scene was cleared. No word on injuries, but the accident looks pretty severe based on the damage to the vehicles involved.

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Chevron contractor killed in natural gas pipeline incident off Louisiana coast

One contractor was killed and two others were injured while performing maintenance on a natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast yesterday. The incident happened around 11:10 a.m. Saturday September 13th; there were a total of four workers on the Chevron Pipe Line Co. platform at the time. Company spokesman Gareth Johnstone told the press he did not know what had caused the incident. The name of the deceased worker has not yet been released. The two injured workers were taken by helicopter to a waiting ambulance but declined to be transported to the emergency room.

Two killed in near head-on crash near Baytown

Police say a Ford pickup truck driven by an adult male was heading northbound on N. Main at a high rate of speed when the vehicle crossed the center line and went into oncoming lanes. Two adults were killed in the accident and a child was injured.

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Fatal car accident when pickup hits construction truck on Katy Freeway

Just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday September 3rd a man was killed when his gray pickup truck crashed into the rear of a highway construction barricade truck. The westbound lanes of the Katy Freeway were closed for several hours. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. News coverage here.

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