Posts Tagged ‘Highway 6’

Motorcyclist killed in accident with pickup on Highway 6

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a family in a Ford pickup truck last night. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 6 and Yorktown Crossing in northwest Houston. According to a media report, the motorcycle had run several red lights before the crash. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, and it was reported that the family were not injured.

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Audi driver killed in car accident on Highway 6

A woman driving an Audi was killed in a car accident last night as she made a left turn from Highway 6 onto Patterson Road, Channel 13 is reporting. The crash happened around 7:00 p.m. when an SUV in oncoming lanes struck the Audi. Both the SUV and the Audi then collided with a third vehicle driven by a pregnant lady. The lady driving the Audi was transported to the hospital but did not survive. Police say the Audi driver had a green light but failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic.

BNSF train hits pickup on Highway 6 in Santa Fe, TX

A pickup truck driver is lucky to be alive after his vehicle was struck this morning by a BNSF train on Highway 6 near FM 646 in Santa Fe, Texas, Galveston County. Channel 2’s brief report (which includes video) says the driver was hospitalized (no wonder looking at the pickup truck) and police and BNSF are investigating what happened.

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One killed in drunk driving accident on Highway 6

One person was killed and several others injured in a rear-end collision caused by a driver authorities say was heavily intoxicated.  A red-colored Dodge Charger with black rims was reportedly speeding down Highway 6 when the Charger rear-ended a red colored pickup truck. The red pickup was pushed forward into the path of an oncoming truck, resulting in a head-on crash between those two vehicles. The driver of the red pickup truck died at the scene. The driver of the other pickup truck was rushed to hospital in serious but stable condition: the driver’s wife and two-year old daughter were also in the truck but reportedly were not injured. After the accident the driver in the Charger fled the scene on foot and was found face down, asleep, in the front yard of a nearby residence at the Copperfield subdivision. Due to the Charger driver’s high level of intoxication, he was taken to a nearby hospital.  The accident happened at Highway 6 near Cherry Creek.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has accepted a charge of intoxication manslaughter against the Charger driver. Court records show that 22-year old Aaron Jacques from Cypress, TX was charged in Harris County on June 16th with one count of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.

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Bicycle rider killed in accident on Highway 6 – driver may have been drunk

Harris County deputies are investigating a fatal accident involving a bicyclist to determine if the driver of the pickup that killed him was intoxicated at the time.  According to witnesses, the bicycle rider was proceeding on the shoulder of Highway 6 near Empanada Drive when he was struck by the red-colored Ford F-series pickup truck, which was also driving on the shoulder for some reason.  The bicycle was thrown about 75 feet onto the grass verge to the roadside and the pickup sustained front end damage to the passenger side.  The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and investigating officers performed field sobriety tests and will also order a blood draw to determine if the pickup driver was driving drunk. The victim of the accident has not yet been identified, but according to Channel 2’s report he was in his late 40’s.

Alleged drunk driver causes fatal accident on Highway 6

Harris County Deputies arrested a man this morning following a crash on Highway 6 near Westpark around 1:00 a.m. that killed one person. Investigators believe the driver of a Ford Expedition SUV rear-ended a car, then lost control, swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a white-colored Chevrolet van nearly head-on. The driver of the van was killed. Deputies believe the driver of the Expedition was driving drunk when he caused the accident: he will likely face a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

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Fatal multi vehicle accident on Highway 6 near Westheimer

Around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan 2nd a multiple vehicle accident on northbound Highway 6 near Westheimer in west Houston claimed one life and left several others injured. Life flight was called for at least one injured person. Channel 2’s article does not state how many people were hurt and the identity of the deceased person has not yet been released. One comment to the Channel 2 article states that Westheimer is among the most dangerous intersections in Texas, according to research by State Farm Insurance. At least one vehicle, a white-colored SUV, rolled over in the accident and came to rest on its roof.

Photo credit: Sam Olivares

Photo credit: Sam Olivares

Deputies hit head-on by Chevy pickup on Highway 6 at Little York

Two Harris County Deputies and a person they were providing courtesy transportation were hit head on in a car accident last night at Little York and Highway 6. Two patrol vehicles were stopped at a light in a turn lane facing northbound on Highway 6. A full-size Chevy pickup truck heading southbound on Highway 6 crashed into the front of the first patrol vehicle, pushing it backwards into the second patrol unit. Apparently this was a major impact: one of the patrol units was pushed back 28 feet from the point of impact.

The driver of the pickup truck was a 16-year old male that police believe was driving under the influence of synthetic marijuana. He will be given a mandatory blood draw at the hospital. With him in the vehicle was another person who allegedly asked the 16-year old to drive because the passenger was too intoxicated. Another passenger was a female runaway whose parents came to collect her. The deputy sheriff in the first vehicle hit was transported to hospital with a wrist injury (probably from the airbag) and bruising. ABC Channel 13’s story is here, and includes video.

If the 16-year old was unlicensed and/or intoxicated at the time of the crash, the passenger who asked the 16-year old to drive would probably be liable to the injured deputy for what is called negligent entrustment. That is when a person knowingly entrusts their vehicle to a person who is an unlicensed, incompetent or reckless driver, and the negligence of the person entrusted with the vehicle results in injury to a third party.

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Head-on crash near Sugar Land airport when SUV crosses median

Police are trying to determine the cause of a head-on crash car accident near Sugar Land airport late Saturday night. A speeding SUV crossed the center line and struck a 2-door car head-on. The driver of the SUV was transported to hospital via ground ambulance with no serious injuries, but the driver of the silver-colored car, shown below, was taken by life flight in serious condition. Channel 11’s report is here. Channel 13’s report is here. Channel 2’s report is here. According to Channel 2, the driver of the car suffered a broken leg.

Channel 2 reports the driver of this car suffered a broken leg in the head-on crash