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Woman thrown from 610 Loop overpass after car rear-ended

A 29-year old woman was tragically killed Wednesday morning when she was struck by her own vehicle and thrown from a 610 West Loop overpass.

The woman’s Hyundai Tucson SUV stalled in the southbound lane of of the West Loop South at Highway 59. She put her hood up, and as she was inspecting the engine bay of her vehicle another vehicle had to swerve to avoid the Hyundai. A gray-colored Lexus IS250 traveling behind the swerving vehicle was unable to react in time and struck the back of the Hyundai, forcing it forward into the 29-year old woman. She was thrown off the side of the freeway and into an embankment, and pronounced dead at the scene. No charges are expected.

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Danny Sandoval charged with DWI after fatal crash on 610 Loop in Houston

24-year old Danny Sandoval has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated in connection with a fatal crash on Houston’s East 610 Loop.  The wreck happened around 3:20 a.m. on Saturday March 22nd.  A 23-year old woman driving a Honda Civic northbound struck a concrete wall, after which the Honda went back into the travel lanes.  Danny Sandoval’s Jeep Wrangler then struck the Honda, killing the woman driving and injuring a 23-year old male passenger in the Honda.  Sandoval, who was not injured in the collision, was questioned and then arrested.

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Drunk driving suspected in fatal accident at 610 and Ella Blvd

One person was killed in an unusual series of collisions on the North 610 Loop at Ella Boulevard early Sunday morning. Two vehicles collided around 3:30 a.m. and Houston Fire Department was dispatched to respond. One of the drivers got out of his vehicle and was hit by a third vehicle heading eastbound on 610: he was pinned between two vehicles and killed. A passenger from this man’s vehicle then tried to run across the freeway to get help, and he was hit by a fourth vehicle causing a leg injury. Channel 11’s report is here.

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Channel 2’s story provides a bit more detail, and a slightly different version of events. According to Channel 2, the eastbound vehicle rear-ended a black-colored Chevy Impala, which caused the Impala to spin out across the freeway and hit a Toyota. The vehicle that struck the Impala then fled the scene. The driver of the Toyota then exited his vehicle, complaining of a head injury, and lay down on the roadway. An additional vehicle, a Honda Accord, then came upon the scene and struck the man, killing him. Investigators say the Honda driver was driving drunk. Another vehicle was following the Honda, and when that driver saw his friend had been in a wreck, this man ran across the freeway trying to help and was hit by a car.

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And of course, once police arrived and were handling the accident scene, another drunk driver crashed into a police patrol car.

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BMW runs red light, hits taxi on Westheimer

Police say a BMW ran a red light at the intersection of Westheimer and the West 610 Loop before crashing into a taxi and an SUV.  Two women were riding in the BMW; police do not suspect alcohol was involved. One injured person was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

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Accident this morning at 610 and Ella Boulevard

A car accident at around 9:10 a.m. this morning outside Smith & Hassler’s office on the 610 North Loop at Ella Boulevard is already causing a significant backup of the westbound lanes.  A full size pickup truck and a smaller sedan, possibly a Nissan Sentra or Nissan Altima were involved. The pickup truck appeared to sustain minimal damage and after a fairly brief conversation between the drivers, the pickup truck drove away. The wrecked car is currently blocking the two far right lanes.

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Speeding black coupe rear ends Chevy Tahoe on West 610 Loop

Police say a small black coupe was speeding on the West 610 Loop in Houston last night around 1:00 a.m. when it rear-ended a white-colored Chevy Tahoe causing both vehicles to strike the concrete divider. The black coupe rolled over in the accident, which took place near the San Felipe exit in the Houston Galleria area. The driver of the coupe was transported to the hospital and the driver of the white Tahoe was treated at the accident scene. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and appear to be totaled. Channel 11’s story on the accident is here.

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S 610 Loop wrong way driver killed in collision with 18-wheelers

A 36-year old man driving the wrong way on Houston’s South 610 Loop was killed Saturday morning when a Cadillac Escalade crashed into two 18-wheelers at an estimated 90 miles per hour. The accident was around 3:00 a.m. near Main Street. One of the truck drivers involved said the Escalade first struck her semi, then slammed into a second 18-wheeler before bursting into flames. The cause of the accident remains under investigation, including determining whether the Escalade driver was impaired. Channel 13’s story is here.

Good Samaritan changing tire struck and killed on 610 South Loop

A good deed turned tragic late last night on Houston’s South 610 Loop. A man stopped to help two other motorists involved in a minor accident was killed when a second crash happened. The two vehicles involved in the first accident came to a stop in travel lanes, HPD say, when a passing driver stopped and exited his vehicle to see if anyone needed assistance. An approaching car then rear-ended the Good Samaritan’s sedan, and the man tried to run across the freeway to avoid being struck. A passing SUV was unable to avoid the man and struck him. He was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead. A total of five vehicles were involved in the accident which happened near Stella Link. Channel 11’s story. Channel 13’s story.

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Photo credit: KHOU

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Fatal car accident on 610 North Loop near Ella

A major car accident claimed one life last night. The crash happened around 1:30 am near the exit for Ella Boulevard on the 610 North Loop West, eastbound lanes. Police are saying a gray colored Infinity sedan stalled in the middle of the freeway with no light on and the driver of an approaching black Dodge Charger didn’t see the vehicle and crashed into the rear of the Infinity. The impact was apparently so severe the Infinity spun around 180 degrees and was hit again by the Charger, front bumper to front bumper. Tragically the driver of the Infinity died at the scene and a female passenger was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition. According to one media report, the driver of the Dodge Charger was not injured. Channel 2’s report is here. Channel 13’s report is here.