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Texas Outhouse truck runs over, kills pedestrian in downtown Houston

A pedestrian was killed in an accident in downtown Houston the afternoon of Tuesday October 4, 2016. The accident happened on Commerce Street near North Hamilton Street. The truck, which belonged to Texas Outhouse, hit the pedestrian at around 3:30 p.m. First responders were unable to revive the pedestrian using CPR. A witness named Charla Pickett interviewed by Channel 13 News said the victim was a homeless man and the truck driver didn’t realize he had run over the man until she told him.

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Mercedes passenger killed in Houston’s first fatal accident of 2014

Police say a Chevrolet pickup truck was speeding, and the driver’s alcohol consumption may have been a factor, in the first fatal accident of 2014 in Houston.  Police say the pickup truck ran a red light at the intersection of Pierce Street and Milam Street in downtown Houston around 1:00 a.m., crashing into the passenger side of a white Mercedes sedan.  A husband and wife were traveling in the Mercedes: the husband was killed in the accident, the wife transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Read Channel 2’s report here.

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Car accident at Holman and Burkett in Houston

Police are saying a driver ran a stop sign causing a major two car accident at the intersection of Holman Street and Burkett Street just south of downtown Houston. The accident happened around 11:00 p.m. on Friday November 29th. KHOU’s article quotes police as saying a light-colored car heading north on Burkett ran a stop sign and was then struck by the front of a black colored vehicle. As you can see from the pictures below, the light colored car came to rest on two wheels. At least one person was transported by ambulance.

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Woman handcuffed in police car ejected and killed in accident

A police officer was injured and a handcuffed female passenger in the police car was killed in a two vehicle accident early this morning in downtown Houston. The crash happened at the intersection of Chartres Street and Texas Street at around 3:35 a.m. when a red-colored Chevy Cobalt compact car driven by a 21-year old woman crashed into the side of the police car. The officer suffered minor injuries and was taken via EMS to the emergency room to be checked out. The woman who was handcuffed and detained in the police car was thrown out of the vehicle and died at the scene.

H.P.D. Sergeant Ignacia Izaguire told Channel 11 News that police department policy requires detainees be belted while they are being transported (which makes sense, because if they are handcuffed they can’t fasten their own seat belt). An investigation will be conducted to determine if that policy was followed by the 15-year veteran officer who was driving the police car. Typically police patrol units have a camera inside the car that records occupants riding in the back seat, so presumably a review of that camera footage will be a big part of the investigation. It is difficult to imagine how the detainee could have been completely ejected from the police car if she were properly seat belted. The woman had been taken into custody earlier in the evening on the grounds of Hobby Airport because she was determined to be a hazard to herself: she was being transported to a facility to sober up.

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