Posts Tagged ‘Ella’

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.

HPD Officer suffers arm injury in crash during heavy rain

Channel 13 News posted a brief report this morning of a collision involving an HPD police cruiser. The accident happened around 3:00 am on West 34th Street at Ella Boulevard near Houston Heights. There was heavy rain at the time of the crash. The officer was alone in her police cruiser heading westbound when another driver in a white-colored Toyota sedan made a u-turn in front of her. The officer was unable to stop in time and rear-ended the Toyota. The driver who pulled out in front of the officer said the heavy rain made it impossible to see the police cruiser. The officer’s airbag deployed and injured her arm, she was transported to nearby Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital to be treated.
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