Posts Tagged ‘North Loop’

HPD officer pulls over drunk, hit by another drunk

Last night a Houston Police Department patrol officer had pulled over a suspected drunk driver and was conducting an investigation when the officer’s patrol car was smashed by a second suspected drunk driver. This is not a rare occurrence in Houston, and for some reason rather than emergency lights serving as a warning to drunk drivers, the lights seem to draw them in like moths to a flame. The crash happened on Houston’s North Loop (coincidentally Smith & Hassler’s office is on the North Loop). The officer and suspected drunk driver #1 were reported to be uninjured thankfully, and ABC Channel 13 has video of both drivers being sobriety tested.

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Driver of Monte Carlo killed in rear-end accident on North Loop

A pickup truck rear-ended a Chevrolet Monte Carlo at 9:45 p.m. last night, Thursday May 30th, killing the driver of the Monte Carlo and injuring his female passenger.  According to Channel 2 News Houston, the Monte Carlo and the pickup truck were both heading westbound on the North 610 Loop when the pickup struck the car, causing major rear-end damage.  As the photograph shows, the trunk of the Monte Carlo is completely collapsed.  The driver and passenger of the Monte Carlo were both trapped inside the vehicle, probably because the rear-end impact pushed the rear panels forward jamming shut the driver and passenger doors.  The driver of the Monte Carlo was taken to the hospital where he died. Police say the pickup truck driver was not intoxicated at the time of the crash and no charges are anticipated.

Monte Carlo driver killed rear-end accident Houston

Photo credit: Channel 2 News Houston

fatal rear end accident on North Loop Monte Carlo Ford Ranger

Photo credit: KHOU

Driver killed in 18 wheeler accident on Houston’s North Loop

Local media outlets are reporting a person was killed in a rear end accident involving a white van and an 18 wheeler on the North Loop near Jensen Thursday afternoon. At around 3:30 p.m. the van hit the rear of an 18 wheeler in the eastbound lanes. The van, apparently a commercial vehicle, sustained massive front end damage in the crash. Lanes were closed for several hours as Houston police investigated the cause of the accident. Two media outlets, the Chronicle and Channel 13, report that a person was injured rather than this being a fatality.

driver killed in 18 wheeler wreck on North 610 near Jensen

Photo credit: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Tricycle rider injured by hit-and-run driver North Loop at Eastman

A woman riding an adult-sized tricycle was struck and injured by a hit-and-run driver early this morning. At around 4:15 a.m. the lady was riding near the North Loop at Eastman in Houston when an unknown vehicle hit her: the driver fled the scene instead of sticking around to render aid. The woman was transported to hospital in stable condition. If you have any information on the identity of the hit-and-run driver, call HPD’s non-emergency number at 713-884-3131. Channel 11’s story is here.