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One dead in head-on crash on FM 1960

One person is dead as a result of a head-on crash early this morning between a Chevy Suburban and a Chevy Silverado pickup truck. The accident caused authorities to shut down FM 1960 in both direction near Farrell Road as they worked the scene. There’s no indication in the news media at the moment about what caused the crash.

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Chain reaction accident on FM 1960 injures HCSO deputy

A chain reaction car accident injured two drivers in the Cypress area last night, including a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy. According to KHOU the crash started around 10:20 p.m. when a red Toyota Camry traveling eastbound on FM 1960 crashed into the rear of a Chevy Cruz. The Chevy was left disabled with its lights off in a travel lane when seconds later the HCSO patrol vehicle struck the Chevy from behind, knocking it into opposing lanes.

Both the driver of the Chevy and the Deputy were taken to hospital, the Deputy with possible broken bones. At Smith & Hassler we always advice against persons without legal representation giving statements to insurance companies, but that is particularly true of chain reaction collisions like these.

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Fatal crash at FM 1960 and Cypresswood

A fatal accident happened on FM 1960 at Cypresswood around 1:40 p.m. last night. A woman driving a white delivery van with Viking Delivery on the side crashed into the rear of a red Dodge Ram pickup truck that was stopped in the roadway of FM 1960 for reasons not yet known. The front of the van sustained major damage and the woman driving was pronounced dead at the scene.

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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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Truck carrying bucket lift in accident on E. FM 1960 in Humble

An accident this morning in Humble involving a flatbed truck carrying a bucket lift has injured at least one person. The crash occurred around 10:15 a.m. on E. FM 1960 near Moon Trail Drive.  A picture from Channel 2’s web site shows the flatbed truck laying on its driver’s side, apparently having slid on the roadway for some distance based on the scrape marks. Life Flight was called out to transport at least one victim, and FM 1960 was temporarily closed.

Update: an article on KHOU’s web site identifies the victim in the passenger car as being a retired HPD police officer named Larry Moody. The passenger car involved appears to be a Mercury Grand Marquis.

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One killed in car accident on FM 1960 bridge over Lake Houston

One person was killed in a two vehicle accident on the FM 1960 bridge over Lake Houston. The crash happened around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 7th, 2014.  It appears a dark colored SUV, possibly an older model Ford Explorer, struck the passenger side of a black car. Channel 2’s report is here.

A person posting a comment under the username Trishia left the following comment to the Channel 2 story: “My brother was driving the suv,,,,,,,, the car went into oncoming traffic my brother slammed on breaks but ended up hitting her,,, lady of car had a seizure while driving and that’s she was in oncoming traffic,, she died unfortanally thankfully my 9 family members are ok. 4 of them were young kids…

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Wreck on FM 1960 injures DPS Trooper

DPS Trooper John Sampa was injured in a two vehicle accident today.  While driving a DPS patrol car eastbound on FM 1960 West off Highway 249 a driver pulled away from a stop sign and in front of Trooper Sampa.  Both the civilian and Trooper Sampa were taken to Methodist Willowbrook in stable condition, according to Channel 2 NewsChannel 13 reported that the Trooper may have broken his arm in the accident: hopefully not, that would probably mean an extended leave of absence from work. Video on KHOU’s web site shows the drivers being loaded into ambulances at the accident scene.

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Head-on crash on FM 1960 near Artesian Way – elderly man killed

Police believe speeding contributed to a  four vehicle accident on FM 1960 near Arestian Road that seriously injured several and killed and killed an elderly driver. Leo Anders with HCSO said that witnesses reported a white-colored Chevy Silverado pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic, striking three other vehicles including a red minivan, a green Jeep and a gray pickup truck. The Jeep rolled onto its side in a ditch.  The elderly driver of the gray pickup truck did not survive the accident: his truck and the white Silverado crashed head-on. Investigators think speed contributed to the accident, but not alcohol. Four people were transported from the accident scene, two by ground ambulance and two by air ambulance.

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Three vehicle accident at FM 1960 and Millstone Drive leaves one dead

Three vehicles collided in Spring, Texas around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at FM 1960 and Millstone Drive leaving one driver dead and another seriously injured.  The vehicles involved were a blue-colored Scion four door car, an SUV and a pickup truck. Detective say the crash sent the pickup truck off the roadway, causing it to strike a utility pole and land in parking lot. The driver of the pickup truck died at the scene, and the Scion driver was taken to hospital in serious condition. Channel 2’s article is here.

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Rear end crash on FM 1960 near Treaschwig claims two lives

Two drivers were killed in a rear end car accident on FM 1960 on Saturday night. Harris County Precinct 4 Constables investigators say a white Chevy pickup was traveling eastbound on FM 1960 at a high rate of speed when it struck the rear of a Toyota Matrix compact car: two women were inside the Toyota. The pickup went airborne on impact and flew into a power pole, landing in a parking lot. The driver of the pickup truck was ejected, killing him on impact. The passenger in the Toyota Matrix was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in stable condition, the driver died on her way to hospital. KHOU’s story is here.