Dodge Charger runs red light at Westheimer and Kirkwood flipping SUV

A woman was lucky to survive a serious collision at the intersection of Westheimer and Kirkwood 12:15am Sunday morning.  A Dodge Charger traveling approximately 50 MPH ran a red light and crashed into the woman’s SUV causing it to flip over. Police has to rescue the woman from her wrecked vehicle and she and two others were transported to hospital in serious but stable condition. Channel 11’s report on this car accident listed the Dodge Charger as traveling eastbound on Westheimer at the time of the collision. KHOU’s web site features raw video from the scene of the accident. A dark-colored SUV (possibly a Toyota Forerunner) sustained extremely severe damage to the passenger side and the light gray or silver colored Dodge Charger showed massive front-end damage.

This Dodge Charger ran a red light at Westheimer and Kirkwood, colliding with a black SUV.

The collision between the Dodge Charger and the SUV was on 12-11-2011 around 12:15am..

This black SUV sustained major damage to the passenger side in the intersection collision.

Both airbags deployed in the black SUV, hopefully protecting the female driver from more serious injury.

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