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Pedestrian hit by 18-wheeler on I-45 survives

A man attempting to run across Interstate 45 North last night has miraculously survived being struck by an 18-wheeler. The accident happened just before midnight near Tidwell. Witnesses credit the 18-wheeler driver with attempting to swerve to avoid the crash, and after clipping the man the trucker pulled over and called 911. It is very difficult to gauge the speed of an approaching vehicle and how much time there is to cross a multi-lane roadway during daylight, let alone at night, so while taking a shortcut is tempting it can often prove fatal. The safer play is wait for help, don’t try to cross the freeway.

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Pedestrian hit by big rig on I45

BMW hits two men outside Houston bar

A man driving a newer model BMW SUV struck two male pedestrians outside a Houston bar, then tried to flee the scene of an accident. A group of people kept the man there until the police arrived; he failed sobriety testing and was arrested. He will be charged with DWI and failure to stop and render aid. On man was treated at the scene and the other, a 57-year old, was taken to Memorial Hermann in serious condition. The location of the accident was Fairview at Congress near downtown Houston.

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Kids hit by car near Morton Ranch High School in Katy Texas

A 12-year old and 13-year old were transported to the hospital after they were hit by a car on Raintree Village and Morton near Morton Ranch High School this morning. One youngster hit the windshield of the vehicle according to Channel 2’s report, the other was grazed by the vehicle.

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4-year old fatally struck by pickup on Theissetta Drive in Spring, TX

Tragedy struck today in northwest Harris County when a 4-year old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle in the 7700 block on Theissetta Drive in Spring, according to KHOU.  The accident happened shortly before noon today, and appears to have involved an orange-colored extended cab pickup truck that was photographs from KHOU’s news helicopter. Channel 2’s report indicates the accident happened when a vehicle was backing out of a driveway, and that the incident occurred on Chapel Pines Drive. Channel 13’s report is here.

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Pedestrian hit, killed by pickup truck on Wallisville Road

A pedestrian was stuck and killed on Wallisville Road near Sheldon Road in northeast Harris County this morning. A photograph from KHOU’s web site shows a white-colored full-size pickup truck that appears to have skidded off the roadway.  Channel 2’s report on the same incident states the pickup driver was being detained by police (thought it does not say why).

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3-year old boy fatally hit by Hummer in parking lot of shopping center

A 3-year old little boy was tragically hit and killed while walking in the parking lot of a shopping center in southwest Houston. The boy, who was with his father at the time, was struck by a yellow-colored Hummer H2 SUV, driven by a woman who owned a business at the shopping center. According to Channel 2’s article the driver initially left the accident scene, but returned shortly afterward. Police verified that the driver was not intoxicated. The little boy was rushed to Memorial Hermann Southwest but was pronounced dead. The shopping center is on Dashwood near Fondren.

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The shopping center at Dashwood and Fondren

Pedestrian high school student hit by SUV on Spears-Gears Road

A Life Flight helicopter responded this morning to a pedestrian accident involving a student at David High School in Aldine Independent School District.  Channel 2’s report states the student was walking along Spears-Gears Road near Bartlett Cove when she was struck by an SUV at around 6:30 a.m.  A neighbor who did not witness the accident remained at the scene and held the girl’s hand until help arrived.  Photographs posted to KHOU’s web site show a red-colored SUV with significant front end damage. Hopefully the student is not seriously injured.

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Crossing guard knocked down by car near Condit Elementary in Bellaire

A crossing guard working outside Condit Elementary School in Bellaire was struck and injured by a car yesterday. Bellaire Police Department say the driver of a Cadillac made an illegal right turn and hit the crossing guard, throwing her onto the hood of the vehicle. The crossing guard was conscious as she was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The driver of the Cadillac was issued a citation for causing the accident. KHOU’s web site has video of the aftermath of the pedestrian accident.

Condit Elementary crossing guard hit by car in Bellaire Texas

The injured crossing guard is assisted by paramedics

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Pedestrian critical after being hit by car on Loop 336 in Conroe

A woman walking home from a shopping trip was hit by a car near North Loop 336 in Conroe and is in critical condition. Conroe Police Department say they started getting calls about an automobile versus pedestrian accident around 10:30 p.m., and shortly later a woman came in to the police department to say she thought she had hit someone walking off North Loop 336 near Longmire. Police came to the scene to find a woman in her mid-20’s in the roadway with groceries strewn on the road. The injured pedestrian had been walking with a cart full of groceries in an unlit area of the roadway not protected by a crosswalk. She was flown by helicopter to Memorial Hermann in Houston. No charges were expected to be filed in connection with the accident.

Pedestrian hit by car on Loop 336 in Conroe Texas

Groceries litter the roadway where the pedestrian was struck

BMW driver charged with DWI after fatal pedestrian accident

Houston Police Department believes a BMW driver was drunk when he fatally struck a pedestrian around 3:20 a.m. Saturday morning near Blalock Road and Long Point Road. The 38-year old BMW driver said he did not see the pedestrian until the man walked out in front of him. The pedestrian was taken to Ben Taub Hospital where he later died. The BMW driver was charged with driving while intoxicated. In a separate incident, a Ford Taurus with two occupants crashed into the back of a HPD cruiser that was investigating the pedestrian accident with the BMW. Officer A. Vo who was sitting in the cruiser was taken to hospital with minor injuries: it is not though alcohol was the cause of the second accident.