Posts Tagged ‘Highway 90’

Tahoe runs red light on Dairy Ashford causing fatal accident

Sunday December 8, 2013: Channel 2 is reporting a two vehicle accident in Sugar Land that has left one driver dead. The crash happened at around 6:40 a.m. when a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV heading southbound on Dairy Ashford ran a red light, crashing into a Dodge Charger heading westbound on Highway 90. ┬áThe driver of the Dodge Charger was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Tahoe was taken to hospital via helicopter. The crash remains under investigation; KHOU’s report states that the police will review red light cameras as part of the inquiry.

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The Tahoe driver reportedly ran this red light at Dairy Ashford and Hwy 90

Highway 90 accident ejects, kills 10-year old boy

A 10-year old boy was tragically killed in an intersection car accident on Highway 90 near Uvalde Road in the Channelview area. Harris County Sheriff’s Office told Channel 2 that the boy, Carmelo Cornejo, was traveling with his mother Maria Cornejo in her Pontiac, when the Pontiac allegedly ran a red light and struck a Toyota Scion. Carmelo was riding the back seat of the Pontiac: he was ejected in the crash and died at the scene. Maria Cornejo was taken to Memorial Hermann via Life Flight helicopter in critical condition. The driver of the Scion and a 3-year old child riding as passenger were taken to LBJ Hospital: that child was properly restrained in a car seat and is expected to be okay, despite it being a serious collision. Family members say Maria Cornejo was driving Carmelo back from the doctor’s appointment, and that the boy had a heart condition. It will be up to the District Attorney’s Office to decide whether any charges will be filed, since Corenjo allegedly ran the red light.
Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.412 requires any child under 8-years old ride in a passenger vehicle in a child passenger safety seat system, unless the child is taller than 4 feet 9″. Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.413 makes it an offense to allow a child under the age of 17 (not required to be a child passenger safety seat system) to ride in a vehicle without requiring them to be secured with a safety belt.
What happened to Carmelo is a tragic accident that, of course, nobody intended. It underscores the importance of safety belts and safety seats for children, because you cannot predict when a serious car accident will happen. And because children are smaller than adults, in a serious accident if they are not restrained there is greater potential they could be ejected through an open or broken window.
car accident passenger ejected

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Man severely hurt by crash into Highway 90 freeway pillar

A man in his late 20’s sustained critical injuries Tuesday evening when his car swerved across several lanes of Highway 90 and crashed head-on into a freeway overpass support pillar. Harris County Sheriff’s Office say the accident happened at around 10:00 p.m. on Highway 90 beneath E. Sam Houston Parkway N. Channel 11’s report including pictures is here.

Magna-Flow Environmental truck wreck shuts down Highway 90

A wreck today involving a car and a Magna-Flow Environmental Services truck shut down Highway 90 in both directions. Harris County Sheriff’s Department said the Magna-Flow truck flipped on its side into a ditch on the Beaumont Highway at Lamkin shortly after 8:30am. No word yet on whether there were any injuries as a result of the accident.