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Motorcyclist killed in crash with Mercedes G Wagon in Tomball

An early Sunday morning crash in Tomball claimed the life of a motorcyclist when a woman driving a Mercedes G Wagon SUV pulled in front of the biker.

HCSO lists the time of the crash as around 2:00 a.m. The woman’s SUV was traveling eastbound on Spring Cypress Road near Highway 249 when she commenced a left turn in the path of the westbound motorcycle. The motorbike struck the passenger side rear door of the Mercedes causing extensive damage. The motorcyclist died at the scene.

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Damage to the Mercedes SUV

KHOU’s news story indicates that HCSO believe alcohol was a factor in the crash for the woman driving the Mercedes. If she is determined to have been legally intoxicated at the time of the collision she could face a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

Arnesia Washington charged with murder for motorcycle accident

30-year old Arnesia Washington has been charged with murder after a multi-vehicle accident this weekend that claimed the life of a motorcyclist. Channel 13 reports that Washington was driving on the 610 West Loop in Houston with two young children as her passengers around noon Saturday when she rear-ended the motorcycle. At the time she was being followed by two other motorists whose vehicles she has previously struck in two separate hit-and-run accidents.

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Washington appearing in court

Reportedly Washington also attempted to flee the scene after striking the motorcyclist but was blocked-in by the vehicles that were following her. Washington has previously been charged in Harris County with possession of a controlled substance, and is believed to have been under the influence of hydrocodone, a prescription painkiller, at the time of the fatal crash. Blood results are pending. Normally this type of accident (which is all too common in Houston) would be charged as intoxication manslaughter, but Washington has been charged with felony murder because she had the young children in her vehicle.

The deceased motorcyclist has been identified as Steven Rudoff who is from Sugar Land. Mr. Rudoff leaves a wife and three children.

Red light runner charged after Montrose crash

There was a three vehicle crash in the Montrose area of Houston at 2:30 this morning, and one of the drivers is facing several charges, including a likely DWI charge. The crash was at Montrose and Westheimer. A westbound Infiniti sedan ran a red light where it was struck by a southbound silver-colored Toyota Corolla. The Infiniti then struck an SUV that was stopped at the light. The driver of the Infiniti jumped out and tried to make a run for it but was restrained by bystanders until the police arrived. This will likely prove to be a costly mistake for that driver.

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Scene of the Montrose crash this morning

Driver charged after fatal crash on W. Mount Houston

Two vehicles collided head-on at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday March 27th and one of the drivers has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. The allegedly drunk driver was traveling eastbound on W. Mount Houston in a silver-colored pickup truck when he crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Impala sedan traveling westbound. A woman driving the Impala was killed in the collision and her front seat passenger was critically injured. The pickup driver was taken to the hospital, presumably where blood was drawn.

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Sunday night’s fatal crash

Drunk driver kills good Samaritan on Eastex Freeway

A 31-year old man who has stopped to assist another motorist was struck and killed last night on the Eastex Freeway southbound at Crosstimbers in Houston. The driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix collided with a pickup truck before traveling across five lanes and hitting the good Samaritan by the side of the road. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has accepted a charge of intoxication manslaughter against the Grand Prix driver.

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Drunk driver with 4-year old in vehicle causes fatal crash on FM 1960

A driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter for a fatal crash on FM 1960 near Fritz Oak Place at 2:00 a.m. this morning, and apparently had his unrestrained 4-year old daughter with him in the vehicle at the time.

According to Channel 13 Houston, the alleged drunk driver was heading westbound on FM 1960 when he attempted to make a u-turn. His SUV pulled in front of the victim’s vehicle, and the victim’s vehicle t-boned the drunk driver. The victim died instantly. The alleged drunk driver wasn’t hurt, but his 4-year old daughter was transported to the emergency room.

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The victim’s vehicle

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The alleged drunk driver’s SUV

Maria Guadalupe Udave charged in fatal crash on Laura Koppe

34-year old Maria Guadalupe Udave is currently in Harris County Jail, charged with intoxication manslaughter after a collision on Laura Koppe Road in Houston late Friday night. KHOU News Houston reports that Udave was driving her Nissan Armada SUV westbound on Laura Koppe while the victim, identified in documents filed with the Harris County District Clerk as Sheila Lovings, was heading eastbound on Laura Koppe. Udave, apparently arguing with a male passenger in her vehicle, swerved into the eastbound lanes crashing head-on into the victim’s Toyota Camry. Udave’s male passenger fled the scene of the accident, and Udave was taken to Memorial Hermann Northwest for medical treatment and a mandatory blood draw.

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Maria Guadalupe Udave

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Suspected drunk driver hits truck head-on – Tidwell Road

Two men were seriously injured when a 22-year old suspected drunk driver lost control of his pickup, crashing head-on into another pickup truck on Tidwell Road in Houston. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday; Houston Fire Department had to use the jaws of life to free the injured men whose vehicle was hit by the alleged drunk. Both victims were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital but were expected to survive.

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The Smith & Hassler Law Firm headquartered in Houston, Texas was formed in 1989 and has recovered millions of dollars for victims of drunk driving. Smith & Hassler is 100% dedicated to personal injury matters and the majority of the firm’s attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


Drunk driver kills homeless man under Gulf Freeway overpass

There was a fatal accident this morning and police suspect drunk driving is to blame. A homeless man was taking shelter beneath an overpass on the Gulf Freeway when he was struck by a vehicle around 2:45 a.m.  Apparently the woman driving the Nissan Altima involved in the crash tried to turn left onto Airport Boulevard from the Gulf Freeway feeder road northbound when she lost control. The driver of the Nissan was not injured in the crash but she showed signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test. News reports did not identify the homeless man or the alleged drunk driver.

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Puneet Nehra missing after car accident on Grand Parkway

Puneet Nehra is missing after he stopped to help a motorist involved in a crash on the Grand Parkway north of the Brazos River.

The crash happened shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. Mr. Nehra, who lives in Sugar Land, was assisting a person involved in a car accident when an alleged drunk driver plowed into the accident scene. Police are concerned Mr. Nehra may have been knocked over the edge of the bridge and into the river. The suspected drunk driver, 30-year old Gregory Kure of Needville, was arrested. Mr. Nehra has a wife and two young children and was on his way home having picked up dinner for his family when the crash happened.

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Puneet Nehra, currently missing

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Gregory Kure, alleged drunk driver