Posts Tagged ‘Katy Freeway’

Fatal car accident near Katy Mills Mall on I-10

Westbound Interstate 10 near Katy Mills Mall was closed yesterday afternoon for a fatal car accident involving two vehicles. One vehicle was burned in the accident, a second vehicle came to rest on its side in the travel lanes of the freeway.

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Fatal car accident when pickup hits construction truck on Katy Freeway

Just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday September 3rd a man was killed when his gray pickup truck crashed into the rear of a highway construction barricade truck. The westbound lanes of the Katy Freeway were closed for several hours. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. News coverage here.

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Fatal accident on Katy Freeway westbound at Barker Cypress

All westbound lanes of Interstate 10 westbound (Katy Freeway) were closed this morning as emergency crews and Life Flight responded to a fatal car accident.  The crash happened just after 9:00 a.m. at Barker Cypress and at least two vehicles were involved.  Traffic was being diverted to the feeder road. Few other details were available; it was expected the westbound lanes would remain closed for several hours based on tweets from HPD.

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Motorcyclist killed on Katy Freeway by wrong way driver

A motorcyclist was killed in an accident caused by a wrong way driver who police believe was driving drunk. The accident happened around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday November 30th on the Katy Freeway (I-10). The woman driving the car was taken to hospital with minor injuries and was arrested on intoxication manslaughter charges. Channel 2 News’ story states the driver’s name and victim’s name has not been released; a photograph on Channel 2’s web site shows a red motorcycle and what appears to be an older model Nissan Maxima.  Harris County public records show that the only female charged with intoxication manslaughter in Harris County within the past 48 hours appears to be an individual named Ashley Tran of Houston, Texas.  The same public records indicate Ms. Tran is currently in Harris County Jail and her bond has been set at $30,000.

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18-wheeler accident on Katy Freeway at Grand Parkway

The Houston Chronicle is reporting a fatal 18-wheeler accident that happened this morning around 2:00 a.m. on the Katy Freeway (I-10) westbound near the Grand Parkway. Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating and a cause of the accident was not included in the Chronicle’s report. Three feeder road lanes near the wreck were closed as emergency responders worked the scene. Channel 11 Houston’s story states that the driver who died was a woman driving a gold-colored Buick sedan; the Buick struck the rear of the big rig’s trailer at an intersection on the service road.

Buick 18-wheeler accident Katy Freeway Grand Parkway

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Katy Freeway 18-wheeler accident at Grand Parkway

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Michael Bisotooni identified as victim of accident caused by red light runner

Harris County Sheriff’s Office has identified Michael Bisotooni as the driver killed in an intersection accident last night in Houston, and a driver who ran a red light is being blamed. HCSO investigators told Channel 13 News that a blue Chevrolet pickup was speeding northbound in the 1000 block of Mason and ran a red light at the Interstate 10 feeder road just after 9:00 p.m. The Chevy smashed into a westbound Toyota Tacoma, driven by Michael Bisotooni. The Toyota then spun out and hit a Pontiac waiting at the red light on Mason. Deputies say the 21-year old male driving the Chevy pickup admitted to “having a few beers” but he passed a field sobriety test. Michael Bisotooni appears to be affiliated with local business Four Seasons Valet Parking LLC and was in his early 50’s.

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Woman ejected after accident with 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 westbound

An 18-wheeler accident shut down westbound I-10 around 3:40 a.m. this morning after a big rig crashed into a passenger vehicle sending the injured driver to Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center by LifeFlight helicopter. Details of the woman’s injuries were not in the Houston Chronicle’s article. All westbound lanes were temporarily closed as workers cleared the accident scene. The cause of the crash is being investigated. What appears to be a reference to the same accident on Channel 11’s web site says a total of three vehicles were involved. A story on Channel 13’s web site (it seems to be about the same accident) says a woman in her 20’s may have made contact with an 18-wheeler, causing her car to go out of control and strike a barrier: the collision with the barrier was apparently severe because even though she was properly belted, the seat belt failed and the woman was ejected. The story says the woman’s injuries include a broken leg and injuries to her chest.
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Woman flees after causing motorcycle accident on Katy Freeway feeder

A woman crashed her car into the back of a motorcyclist then fled on foot, leaving her passenger behind. The accident happened around 9:15 p.m. after which police arrived to find a motorcyclist lying on the ground on the Katy Freeway service road at Studemont. Police say the motorcyclist was stopped for a red light when the car ran the light and struck the motorbike. The motorbike rider was thrown into the windshield and onto the ground: he was transported to the hospital in critical condition. According to police, the woman got out of her car and ran away leaving her boyfriend behind in the passenger seat. Channel 11’s report is here.
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North Eldridge Parkway car accident claims three lives

car accident claimed three lives in west Houston yesterday when a Ford Mustang and Toyota Corolla collided on North Eldridge Parkway just north of the Katy FreewayChannel 2 quotes police as saying that the blue colored Mustang was traveling on North Eldridge when the car hit a patch of water causing the driver to lose control. The Mustang was then t-boned by a Toyota Corolla coming from the opposite direction: the Mustang driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Corolla and a passenger were rushed to the hospital where they later died: the names of the people who died have not been released. Channel 13’s report of the accident states that a third vehicle, a pickup truck, was also involved in the collision, and that a fourth person involved was hospitalized.

Three people were killed in a collision between a Ford Mustang and Toyota Corolla on North Eldridge Parkway

18-wheeler accident on I-10 near Taylor – big rig overturns

The Katy Freeway (I-10) outbound lanes were shut down today for an extended period after an accident near Taylor at around 1:45pm. According to Channel 2’s report, investigators say a car swerved to avoid a collision with another car: one of those cars ended up under an 18-wheeler that was stranded by the roadside. A second 18-wheeler driving down the freeway ended up overturning and blocking all but one lane of the freeway. Three people involved in the accident were injured and taken to hospital, but their specific condition wasn’t mentioned.