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MCSO Deputy Robert Layman still hospitalized after being hit by Jeep on I-45

Deputy Robert Layman with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office remains hospitalized after he and a colleague were struck by a vehicle on Interstate 45 North two days ago. Deputy Layman and Sergeant Jack Valenzuela were hit by a Jeep Cherokee SUV Wednesday morning as they walked back to their patrol car, having stopped to assist a motorist whose vehicle became disabled in a travel lane. Sgt. Valenzuela was released from hospital that day, however Deputy Layman suffered serious injuries and will probably be off the job for quite some time. The driver of the Jeep, a 50-year old male, is cooperating with the police investigation of the accident.

The Montgomery County Law Enforcement Association has established a benefit fund to help Deputy Layman and his family with the costs of an extended time in hospital and out of work. Donations can be made at any Woodforest National Bank, and the check should be payable to the “Robert Layman Benefit Fund.” Hopefully Deputy Layman will recover in time to be home with his family for Christmas.

Hopefully the Jeep was covered by a large automobile insurance policy that will compensate Deputy Layman for his injuries and lost time from work. Claims involving serious injury and an extended hospital stay frequently involve dealing with negotiating large health insurance liens, and sometimes liens from short term or long term disability insurers.

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The MCSO cruiser damaged in the wreck

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The wrecked Jeep Cherokee

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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Cadillac driver flees scene of hit and run accident on Aldine Westfield Road

At 11:00 p.m. Saturday night Harris County Constables responded to a hit and run car  accident on Aldine Westfield Road near Spring Creek Drive. A dark-red colored Cadillac CTS sedan crashed into the side of a Jeep, injuring five people in the Jeep, including a child. All five were transported to hospital, one in serious condition. The driver of the Cadillac fled the scene on foot and has not yet been apprehended, though probably will be shortly via a simple license plate check to determine the owner of the Cadillac.

Driver of Cadillac flees scene of hit and run with Jeep in Aldine Westfield

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Girlfriend dies when thrown from Jeep trying to stop boyfriend from driving drunk

A 27-year old woman was killed in Spring early Saturday morning when she fell from the hood of her boyfriend’s Jeep as she attempted to stop him driving drunk. The woman was found laying in the street in the 22600 block of Spring Crossing around 3:30 a.m. Life Flight rushed her to Memorial Hermann, but she did not survive. Neighbor reported hearing the woman begging Jeremy Stanford not to drive because he had been drinking, however Stanford took off in his Jeep with her clinging to the hood. She fell off sustaining a head injury. Jeremy Stanford has been arrested and charged with felony DWI. Prosecutors will evaluate whether those charges are increased to intoxication manslaughter. What appears to be Stanford’s Facebook page features a late model silver 4-door Jeep KHOU’s story is here.

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