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Car accident at Stripes gas station in Spring injures several

Tuesday July 22, 2014: an SUV crashed into a Stripes gas station around 2:30 p.m. on Falvel Drive at Stuebner. A green-colored SUV heading northbound on Falvel Drive went through the intersection and into the Stripes parking lot. A 79-year old pedestrian was struck by the SUV, which then hit another vehicle head-on that was parked at one of the gas pumps. The elderly man was taken via helicopter to Memorial Hermann and two people in the parked SUV were taken by ground ambulance to Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands.

Update: 73-year old Carol Exley and her 81-year old husband Dale Exley are identified in a local news story as having been injured in the crash. Dale Exley, who was standing behind the couple’s Ford Escape SUV when the incident occurred, was thrown into the air. He is in hospital in critical condition and suffered a fractured vertebrae, broken ribs and a brain bleed. It is thought that the 65-year old woman who lost control of her vehicle may have experienced a medical event prior to the crash.

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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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Jennifer Lopez Harden charged with intoxication manslaughter after motorcycle accident

35-year old Jennifer Lopez Harden from Spring, Texas has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with a deadly motorcycle accident Sunday morning. Lopez Harden was taken into custody after the 3:00 a.m. crash on Birnham Wood Boulevard near Riley Fuzzel Road in Spring. She is accused of driving drunk when she swerved into a center lane, crashing head on into a motorcycle driven by 42-year old John McSwain, also of Spring. Mr. McSwain was reportedly thrown 100 feet in the impact, and he died at the scene. Harden and her passenger were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

A person named Jennifer Lopez Harden with a date of birth of May 8, 1978 was arrested just a few months ago by Houston Police Department on 12/18/2012 and charged with public intoxication, according to this web site.

John McSwain motorcycle accident Spring Texas

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Jennifer Lopez Harden drunk driving accident Spring Texas

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Three vehicle accident at FM 1960 and Millstone Drive leaves one dead

Three vehicles collided in Spring, Texas around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at FM 1960 and Millstone Drive leaving one driver dead and another seriously injured.  The vehicles involved were a blue-colored Scion four door car, an SUV and a pickup truck. Detective say the crash sent the pickup truck off the roadway, causing it to strike a utility pole and land in parking lot. The driver of the pickup truck died at the scene, and the Scion driver was taken to hospital in serious condition. Channel 2’s article is here.

fatal car accident involving Toyota Scion on Fm 1960 in Spring

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Serious injuries in four car accident on FM 1960 in Spring

Several cars that were facing westbound on FM 1960 in Spring were stopped at a traffic light at Cypress Station around 12:20 a.m. Saturday morning when an SUV slammed into the rear of an older model Cadillac waiting in line. The Cadillac was shoved forward into the vehicle in front of it, then the Cadillac sideswiped a fourth vehicle. Reportedly the SUV flipped over onto its side and the driver had to be extracted by rescue crews: the was transported by Life Flight in critical condition. A man and a woman in the Cadillac were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition. Two men in the red-colored vehicle that the Cadillac was pushed into were treated at the scene but were arrested when deputies found a large amount of marijuana in their vehicle. Channel 11’s report is here.

Interestingly a person who commented on an accident report on Channel 2’s web site claimed to be the only witness to the accident, and offered the following observations:
I was probably the only witness to this wreck. the driver of the suv was in fact speeding. there were 10-15 vehicles stopped at the red light when the collision occured. im pretty good at judging speed, and i estimated the suv to be traveling in excess of 75mph but no more than 85mph (keep in mind that it is a 40mph zone). this wreck was pretty bad. if it was in a movie it would have been a michael bay film. life flight took ~30-45 mins from the time the road had been closed off and crews were already on the scene before it arrived and landed. both the suv and the caddy had to be cut open to remove the occupants, although there wasnt much left of either. i hope that the driver that caused all of this (the driver of the suv) gets the harshest penalties. Seeing it all happen first hand, i can only pray that justice is served. (I have excluded some details from this post intentionally).
Cadillac rear-ended on FM 1960 in Spring

A man and woman in this Cadillac were seriously injured

The SUV that rear-ended the Cadillac flipped on its side

SUV crashes into Cadillac on FM 1960 in Spring

Construction hats inside the SUV that caused the crash

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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Stuebner-Airline motorcycle accident seriously injures two

A motorcyclist and his female passenger were seriously injured in a crash last night on Stuebner-Airline and Thora in north Harris County. According to authorities a group of three motorcycles were traveling northbound on Stuebner-Airline when a pickup truck ahead of them that was pulling a trailer loaded with lawn maintenance equipment slowed to make a right turn. The first two motorcycles were able to avoid the trailer but the third motorcycle crashed, throwing the motorcycle and passenger from the bike. According to Channel 13, Sheriff’s deputies at the scene said there is no indication alcohol was a factor in the crash, but they believe the motorcycles may have been speeding. Sergeant S. Wolverton with HCSO said the estimated speed of the motorcycles was 80MPH. The female passenger who was injured underwent surgery overnight.

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A motorcycle crash last night sent two the hospital